There are two main ways to watch Peppa Pig in French: Youtube and Netflix. Peppa Pig is one of the best cartoons to watch to learn French (or a ton of other languages!) and I use it all the time to build up vocabulary and listening skills! Let’s go over how to watch it and some tips on how to use Peppa Pig to learn French faster than ever.
1. Watch Peppa Pig on Youtube
The best and most accessible way to Peppa Pig in French is on Youtube. It’s absolutely free and you can watch it from anywhere. Here is the link to the Peppa Pig Francais Youtube Channel (or the Chaine Officielle).
They are always adding new episodes to the Youtube Channel so you will have plenty of French content to build a good base of vocabulary. The only downside to the episodes is that they usually cut off before the end of the episode, so there isn’t really an “ending” to tie up the story line most of the time.
Obviously, this matters a lot less if an adult is watching it versus a child. I don’t mind a few episodes not finishing properly because I’m more focused on picking up words.
Another feature for Peppa Pig in French is the Live Stream of new episodes which runs 24/7.
Using Subtitles on Youtube to Watch Peppa Pig in French
When you are first starting to learn French, it can be quite hard to pick up individual words, especially ones you have never heard before. In order to turn on the French subtitles, just click the CC button on the bottom right of the video.
This will create automatic subtitles, which are not always 100% correct. However, the majority of the time they are and you’ll be able to pause the video and grab the words you didn’t know.
I usually pop those words into Google Translate, Reverso Context, or Linguee to make sure I understand what the word really means. Then I add it to my flashcard deck in Anki and keep listening for new words!
If you’re struggling to pick up words, you can click on the settings icon on the bottom left and then click on “Playback Speed.”
From there, you can choose to watch faster or slower (.75 and below would be slower and 1.25 and above would be faster).
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2. Watch Peppa Pig in French on Netflix
If you have a Netflix account, you can watch Peppa Pig in French on there instead of Youtube! However, the process is a bit more complicated and requires a few workarounds. For most, Youtube is definitely a better option!
Peppa Pig is not currently available on US Netflix, unfortunately. So in order to to get Peppa Pig, you’ll need to have a VPN or be living outside the USA.
I honestly think that one of the best investments for a language learner besides classes on italki is a good VPN. I’m crazy frugal and am always trying to save money.
I’ve been using Nord VPN for about 3-4 years now and it’s the cheapest VPN that still works all over the world (which is actually hard to find!)
So basically, you’ll need to open your VPN and switch to France and you’ll be able to watch Peppa Pig in French!
The main reason why I watch Peppa Pig on Youtube and not on Netflix is because (for some stupid reason!) there are no subtitles available in French on Netflix.
Like Youtube, you can change the Playback Speed on Netflix as well to slow down or speed up the dialogue.
Have you found another way to watch Peppa Pig in French? Leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list! (: