What's the difference between der Fernseher and das Fernsehen?
... Just got through the Communication lesson in German, and am curious. Danke!
"Der Fernseher" refers to a physical television set, which is tangible. "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?"
Danke for the breakdown - that's one I hadn't come across yet (Fern+sehen). I always like to try to break words down if I can, it seems to have a snow-ball effect on my learning.
Re Fernsehgerät, is it possible to break this down like Fern+seh(en)+gerät, where (my limited vocabulary - looking for memory hooks here) I can think of gerät like an appliance or something - something that sees far?