English version

a certain

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha certaina certaina) used to say that an amount is not great You may need to do a certain amount of work in the evenings.to a certain extent/degree (=partly, but not completely) I do agree with his ideas to a certain extent. b) enough of a particular quality to be noticed There’s a certain prestige about going to a private school. c) formal used to talk about someone you do not know but whose name you have been told a certain Mr Franks certain
Examples from the Corpus
a certainThe restaurant has a certain charm.There's a certain Mrs. Myles on the telephone.A baby was crying, and I felt a certain sympathy for it.
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