When we have a German word composed of two or more terms, is there always an 's' between the two words? Someone who lived in Germany for a long time told me that there is always an 's', but as far as I remember there are words that don't need 's' in between. However, as my level is not that good in German, I can't think of any examples.
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The s is called "Fugen-s" and is not always used. There is no general rule for its use, so its appliance is a question of feeling.
It is generally used when the first word ends with -tum, -ling, -ion, -tät, -heit, -keit, -schaft, -sicht, -ung as well as with Verbs used as Noun ending with -en:
(and a lot more, not necessarily following the rule above)
There is no Fugen-s in
Note that the use of Fugen-s's differs in different German speaking Countries.
See Wikipedia: Fugenlaut (in German) for more information