Compound Words in German
I found something interesting while having some basic German courses: compound words. I once saw a funny meme on the Internet, which describes how German deviates from other European languages. For example, the word "ambulance" looks nearly identical in English, French, and Spanish, but it is "Krankenwagen" in German. However, as a native Chinese speaker, I have to say that only the word "Krankenwagen" makes sense to me. What the heck is "ambulance"??? The ambulance is called "rescuing and nursing van" in Chinese. Once you learn some basic element, you could easily guess the meaning of a new word. I know there are also some roots in English, but most of them are old hence not intuitive today. These interesting compound words somehow encourage me to expand my vocabulary in German. However, I haven't found any resource focusing on such method. Does anyone know any interesting German compound word?