What's the difference between 'für' and 'fürs'?

I always thought it was 'für' but then I saw 'fürs' in the sentence "Danke fürs lesen"

September 20, 2017


fürs=für + das( for + the ). danke fürs lesen-thanks for the reading.

September 20, 2017

Can you just say 'für'?

September 20, 2017

Not in that sentence, no.

German uses a definite noun there - das Lesen, the (act of) reading, the specific act of reading that just happened and that you are thanking them for.

September 20, 2017ür#/search. there are some examples of use on this wikipedia page.

September 20, 2017

'fürs' is short for 'für das'

September 21, 2017
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