English Vocabulary


soap-opera

Hi you all, hello, Hallo!


Who can give me some examples of what a soap-opera could be. I know the expression even in German - Seifenoper - but I don't know what it is.
(CW)

5 comments

  • Hello VILLAVERDE !!!




    Thank you for your explication. I only wonder what a soap opera has do do with soap?
    Is it because the texts are so simple that you can do the dishes or the wash (washing) while watching TV.
    Or is it because soap operas can be interrupted everywhere for ad campaigns without a loss of content?


    CW
  • Hi you all, hello, Hallo!


    Who can give me some examples of what a soap-opera could be. I know the expression even in German - Seifenoper - but I don't know what it is.
    (CW)
  • Very amusing your historico-cultural discussion of the subject. I've never heard, read such interesting things about Colgate, Palmolive and so on. Thank you for your contribution, Sandy
  • Hi Gwendo,


    do you mean, that these kind of operas are a good basis for soap-advertising?
  • I don't know why the word "opera" is showing in the "soap-opera" as it is not at all an opera. It could be somehow derisory due to the matter of that genre which is fit for housewives who are (as you said, Gwendo) doing dishes and ironing in the afternoon.


    It is "soap" because the first American soap-operas were sponsored by soap factories, I mean soap manufacturers such as Colgate, Palmolive and others. The soap-operas are used to being broadcast in the afternoon at a time the soap purchasers are free to watch the telly.


    As a conclusion, let's tell soap-operas aren't be your hobby, Gwendo.
    (CW)

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