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    presenter/host/compere

    When somebody presents a tv show, he is the presenter or the host or maybe the compere?
    I can't find a proper translation. Using my dictionary does not give a big help....

    the sentence is: for three weeks, starting September through January 2005, he was the presenter/host/compere of the tv show ....................

    thanks


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    Re: presenter/host/compere

    He could be any of these.

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    Re: presenter/host/compere

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    When somebody presents a tv show, he is the presenter or the host or maybe the compere?
    I can't find a proper translation. Using my dictionary does not give a big help....

    the sentence is: for three weeks, starting September through January 2005, he was the presenter/host/compere of the tv show ....................

    thanks
    As Anglika said, any of these is possible, though some choices would be more likely (depending on the sort of show).

    Variety show - presenter or compere.
    News broadcast - presenter, newsreader, link-man
    Chat show - host, presenter
    Quiz show - host, presenter, quiz-master

    Of course, when the show mixes these genres, the name of the front-man is flexible; but - for example - you'd be unlikely to have a compere on any sort of news-related show.

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    Re: presenter/host/compere

    ok, thanks a lot

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