Peppa Pig in 21 Languages
YouTube is an awesome resource for people learning languages. Want practice listening to another language, chances are you can find content in your target language.
The problem, most of that content is spoken at full speed and if you are not a native speaker, full speed is just to fast for you. Rumor has it there are websites out there that will slow down YouTube videos for you (I haven't tried any yet).
Another solution? Peppa Pig.
Peppa Pig is a children's animated program from the U.K. There are two things about Peppa Pig that are great for language lovers. One: it's translated in over 20 languages. Two: the dialog in Peppa Pig is spoken a little slower than most of the full speed content you'll find on YouTube and elsewhere.
Since Peppa Pig and her friends speak a little slower than average, it will be a little easier for you understand what's going on, and more fun to watch.
To find content in your target language, go to YouTube, search for "peppa pig" then the name of the language you are learning. For example, you could search for "peppa pig french", but don't forget "peppa pig francais" also.
Of course there isn't Peppa Pig content in every language. (No Peppa Pig in Lao. Anyone know of any easy-to-understand Lao I can watch?) I made a list below of links to Peppa Pig on YouTube in different languages. I don't know if the list is complete, but I'm sure you are smart enough to use the search box in YouTube if what you are looking for isn't here.
(A few languages are listed, even though I couldn't find them on YouTube, because this Wikipedia article says that Peppa Pig has been translated into those languages.)
|Cantonese||Peppa zhū (粉红猪小妹)|
|Georgian||გოჭი პეპა (Goch'i P'ep'a)|
|Greek||Πέππα το Γουρουνάκι
(Peppa the Little Pig)
|Japanese||Peppa no buta|
|Mandarin||Miss Pink Pig (粉红猪小妹)|
|Portuguese||A Porquinha Peppa|
|Portuguese - Brazilian||Peppa Pig|
Am I missing any? Are there other easy programs in many languages I should know about? Let me know in the comments below?