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Find popular YouTube channels in your target language

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Watching content in your target language is both fun and educational, but sometimes it is difficult to come by good, accessible content.

YouTube is one way that I've learned many things while being entertained (both with regards to languages and otherwise), so naturally I look for resources in my target language there.

It is sometimes difficult to find good channels in a foreign language though, as the search function on YouTube is not always the best, especially when you don't already know who you're looking for.

One way around this is using SocialBlade (or a similar site) and searching at their ranked lists by country. For example, here is the list of the most popular YouTube users in Japan http://socialblade.com/youtube/top/country/JP

I am a intermediate learner of Japanese, so I chose someone of the list, namely Hikakintv, then I scrolled down the page until I saw the link to his last video, where I found this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p88MtAlpwnQ in which he discusses his appearance in Shonen Jump (sorry if I got that wrong, I was hardly listening to the video and didn't catch everything – I'm sure a Japanese speaker will correct me if I am wrong).

Now I can go through videos and find good content to watch in my target language. Furthermore, I can find similar channels to the ones I liked from the list.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/FKrasniqi
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A popular french youtuber is Cyprien, not too difficult to understand

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kenlloyd7

Thanks for sharing this tip. I found the highly watched youtube Italian channel "rai" and it is totally Italian, thankfully, though well beyond my comprehension at this point.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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I do not have enough power or money to watch you tube but will one day when I am rich or enough time in the library... Thank you

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kplilly
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I found that Youtube has a lot of Dora the Explorer episodes in Brazilian Portuguese...and they're free! I watch it sometimes to see how much I understand and listen to the pronunciation and rhythm of the language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matson
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Thanks! I checked out SocialBlade in the language that I'm most interested in, and found a channel that gives closed-captions. Was interesting. Found Sesame Street in my target language! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vladiator

Great tool. BTW, for Russian language, many of those on top are native Russian cartoons of very high quality (kind and teaching the kids some useful lessons, accessible for kids 1-99+ years ;) http://socialblade.com/youtube/top/country/RU

I can recommend cartons at these channels / users: luntik, fixiki, MashaMedvedTV

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elen-ka
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Awesome idea! Can someone please recommend the Italian ones?

4 years ago