Challenges in translating Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle
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This paper deals with some challenges encountered while translating Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle into Arabic. To highlight these difficulties, several examples were taken from the story and classified into: syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and cultural problems. All these examples were thoroughly analyzed and discussed. The study revealed that to overcome the problems encountered, a translator should scrutinize the context of situations and offer communicative translation to produce equivalent translation in terms of meaning and literary style.