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"Der Fernseher" and "Das Fernsehen"

What is the difference between them ? Thanks in advance

January 21, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NuggetOfWisdom

I'm not a native German speaker, but from what I can understand, "Der Fernseher" refers to a physical television set, which you can touch. "Das Fernsehen" refers to the television industry, or the channels you can watch on the TV. For example: "Ich habe einen neuen Fernseher gekauft." = "I bought a new TV set." But, "Was gibt's heute Nacht im Fernsehen?" = "What's on TV tonight?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/legendaryus

100% correct explained :)

Maybe you would better say "Was KOMMT heute Nacht im Fernsehen?" or "Was LÄUFT heute Nacht imFernsehen?"

"Gibts im Fernsehen" is a little bit unusual

Greetings, A native speaker


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YannickSchroer

"Was gibt's heute Abend im Fernsehen?" is not really unsual but maybe a bit more colloquial. Everybody would understand it without any problems. However, "Was kommt heute Abend im Fernsehen?" is the most used expression, I think.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MultiLinguAlex

Spot-on. One addition: "Das Fernsehen" can also be the nominalization of the verb "fernsehen - to watch TV".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shadowmere360

it is funny because I just did this lesson today. Thank you for the explanation. Took German for five years in school and they never taught us that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shadowmere360

wow I have a lot of xp to go to reach your level


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brant260799

I would like to get in on this competition!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shadowmere360

Okay but you have a head start :,( lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AyaA2

Thank u so much : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toperluck

Wonderful. That makes sense. Thanks.

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