Difficulties in Translating Compound Nouns From English Into Arabic Case Study: Jordan University /Aqaba Branch

Mheel AL-Smaihyeen, Ibrahem Bani Abdo, Khalaf Al-Amer


The aim of this study is to explore difficulties in translating compound nouns from English into Arabic at the University of Jordan /Aqaba Branch. This qualitative research included 15 Jordanian 4th year students in the department of English, Faculty of Languages, the University of Jordan /Aqaba Branch. The findings reveal that cultural differences between both Arabic and English languages are some of the obstacles that face students to translate compound nouns from English to Arabic. Also, the findings reveal that the students are unfamiliar with this kind of compound nouns in Arabic, especially when they give different meaning.



Compound noun; Cultural differences

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