fernsehen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of fern +‎ sehen, derived from the noun Fernsehen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛʁnˌzeː.ən/ (official standard, but rare)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛʁnˌzeːn/, [ˈfɛʁnˌzeːn], [ˈfɛɐ̯nˌzeːn] (normal)
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Verb[edit]

fernsehen (class 5 strong, third-person singular simple present sieht fern, past tense sah fern, past participle ferngesehen, past subjunctive sähe fern, auxiliary haben)

  1. to watch television

Usage notes[edit]

Fernsehen kucken or Fernsehen schauen are more common in spoken German. Since these constructions may be considered tautological, formal German prefers the verb fernsehen.

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