DOI: 10.1515/les.2011.004
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Abstract: Though bilingual dictionaries (German-Arabic) contain a great number of compound words which help decode their meaning, a great number of these words are not listed in these dictionaries. This comes as a result of producing daily new constructions especially in the field of press and media, which causes a great difficulty in defining the meaning of these compound words. German Language Department students at the College of Languages and Translation find a great difficulty in translating compound words into Ar…

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