Looking to learn Spanish by watching Peppa Pig? It’s actually a great idea! Peppa Pig is available in a ton of languages and uses a very simple vocabulary and slower dialogue so you can learn the basics before moving on to more difficult shows. Here’s how to watch Peppa Pig in Spanish and some tips to make the most out of your time while watching!
1. Watch Peppa Pig in Spanish on Youtube
There are two official Peppa Pig channels on Youtube for Spanish: one for Latin America and the other for Spain.
If you’re interested in learning Spanish from Latin America, you’ll want to subscribe to the channel “Peppa Pig Español Latino – Canal Oficial.” It has a checkmark so you can be sure it’s the official channel!
If you’d rather learn the Spanish spoken in Spain, head to “Peppa Pig Español – Canal Oficial.”
2. Watch Peppa Pig in Spanish on Netflix
In order to watch Peppa Pig in Spanish, you’ll most likely need to use a VPN depending on where you live.
A VPN tricks your computer into thinking that you are in a different country and unlocks content on Netflix that is only available in that country, which is why it’s one thing I always invest in as a language learner!
I get so many more options for language learning when I use a VPN. For the cheapest option (and the one I use religiously going on 4 years now!) check out Nord VPN. I’ve used it all around the world to make sure I always have access to content in the languages I’m learning!
Like Youtube, there are two different options for Spanish: Latin America (just called Spanish on Netflix) and European Spanish (Spain).
To show how a VPN makes all the difference, here’s a quick example. If you are in the USA, you wouldn’t even have Peppa Pig available. However, if you switch your VPN on and choose Mexico, you get Peppa Pig in Spanish!
You may have access to European Spanish Peppa Pig from Mexican Netflix, but in case you don’t, just switch your VPN to Spain and you’ll be able to watch it while learning to speak like the Spanish.
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Tips for Learning Spanish with Peppa Pig
Depending on your level, there are a couple of things that you can do to make sure that you are actually learning while watching Peppa!
Turn on the Subtitles to Learn Vocabulary
Especially as a beginner, it can be really difficult to pick up new words just by listening alone. Luckily, you can turn on subtitles! However, this feature is only currently available on Youtube.
Since these subtitles are automatically generated, they’re not always accurate. However, they can definitely help!
What I usually do is pause the video and replay it to make sure I’m catching the word and the context.
After that I’ll add the word to my Anki flashcard deck, which is the next tip!
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Use Anki to Add New Vocabulary to Flashcards
Anki is a flashcard app that uses spaced-repetition, which means it will show you a flashcard in increasing intervals as you learn it.
For example, while watching Peppa Pig, you learn that “a whistle” is “un silbido,” so you add it to your Spanish Anki Deck. Each time you review the card and get it right, you can choose how many days until you see that card again.
At first its 15 minutes, then a day, then 3 days, then 5 days, etc.
This is the best way to retain vocabulary since you review the word right before you brain is about to forget it.
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Turn off the Subtitles to Practice Listening Comprehension
If you are focusing on improving your listening comprehension instead of building your vocabulary, try turning off the subtitles and actively listening.
It’s okay if you don’t catch every word or don’t understand everything, you are just training your ear to start to pick up words in Spanish.
Slow Down the Video if You’re Struggling
On both Youtube and Netflix, you can slow down or speed up the audio, which can help if you are struggling to pick up words.
On Youtube, click on the “Settings” icon, then “Playback Speed.”
After that you can change the speed, .75 and lower is a slower speed and 1.25 and higher is faster.
On Netflix, you can change the speed by clicking on the speedometer icon on the far right.