Hi Guys,

have looked into this but can't find a clear answer. what is the word you use, when wanting to say your ''watching or viewing'' something. i know watching tv is ''fernsehen'' but what is ''watching a person'' or ''watching'' a show on netflix for e.g.?


May 10, 2018


It is depending on what you want to say.

I watch TV. = Ich sehe fern. Ich schaue fern. (Although it is more common to say "Ich schaue Fernsehen.

I watch a person. = Ich beobachte eine Person. Here it is emphasized that you are watching him / her over a longer time.

I watch a show on TV. = Ich schaue eine Show im Fernsehen an. / Ich sehe (mir) eine Show im Fernsehen an.

Watch it = pass auf or Vorsicht

Watch the children = passe auf die Kinder auf

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