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"Der Fernseher" and "Das Fernsehen"

What is the difference between them ? Thanks in advance

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/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?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NuggetOfWisdom

Thank you so much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Spot-on. One addition: "Das Fernsehen" can also be the nominalization of the verb "fernsehen - to watch TV".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NuggetOfWisdom

Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowmere360
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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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NuggetOfWisdom

You're welcome!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowmere360
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wow I have a lot of xp to go to reach your level

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brant260799

I would like to get in on this competition!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowmere360
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Okay but you have a head start :,( lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedRefaat101

Thanks a lot!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AyaA2
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Thank u so much : )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AyaA2
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شكككرًا جزيلاً AhmedRefaat101 ..

1 year ago
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