This question concerns the German word for TV Fernsehen. What puzzles me about this word is this. When you want to say I watch TV in German you say Ich sehe fern. Now here is the puzzle. Ich sehe fern=I watch TV (literally: I see far) Ich sehe Fernsehen=I watch TV as a machine (literally: I watch TV). Why can't Germans say Ich sehe Fernsehen when they want to say they watch TV? Why is it like that in German and how would you say I see far in German?