10 Essential Spanish YouTubers to Help You Learn Spanish

How much time do you spend on YouTube? Answer honestly. If you’re anything like me then it’ll be more that you’d care to admit to. Well, that time can be made useful if you’re watching videos in your target language. I’m not just talking about the amazing range of people teaching languages on YouTube. Nuh uh. This post is all about Spanish YouTubers talking about normal everyday things, making normal everyday videos in español. Ready to find your new favourite Spanish YouTuber?

YouTube is packed with videos to help you learn Spanish. Here's 10 of my favourite Spanish YouTubers to help you learn Spanish + a free Vocab Starter Guide!

Holasoygerman

Hola Soy German is one of the most successful YouTuber ever. Like, ever. Seriously. With almost 24 million subscribers, he is the second most subscribed to person on YouTube with only PewDiePie having more subscribers. Hola Soy German is more popular than Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres…it’s insane. So, you know, he kinda deserves to be on this list.

His videos are funny, frank, and FAST. Really fast. But, hey, don’t worry! Even if you’re in the early stages of your Spanish learning, you can still enjoy watching, maybe getting a joke or two, and planning for the day you’ll understand what the heck he’s going on about. And if you do understand what the heck he’s going on about then you can count Hola Soy German videos as a thing to revisit as you keep improving.

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Elsmosh

Anpother mega popular YouTube channel is the English channel Smosh, where you can find comedy videos for Pokémon and pop culture fans. The good news for us? El Smosh exists. Yup. Seriously. The most popular videos from Smosh can also be found on ElSmosh en español.

Why is this great? Well, you can cross-reference both channels. If you don’t quite understand everything in an ElSmosh video, you can see if it’s also on Smosh and watch the English version to compare. It’s like a language learning comedy factory.

There’s an Adventure Time video, so naturally, that’s the one I’m going to share. Mathematical!


And when you’re done, here’s the English version.

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Clevver TeVe

Not technically a “YouTuber” but if celebrity gossip is your jam, then this is the channel for you. Another one with a popular English language counter-part, ClevverTeVe is packed with regularly updated videos about celebrity chit-chat, interviews, and honest trailers.

It may sound like a visual edition of Heat magazine but the videos are short and the language predictable seeing as you have an idea of what (or who) they’re talking about.

This would be a great choice for intermediate learners looking for an entertaining way to practise and progress.

Yuya

With 11 million subscribers, it’s fair to say that Yuya is definitely big on YouTube. What sort of videos can you expect? Think Spanish language + Zoella and you’re half way there. Beauty, fashion, food, and a pug. Very cutesy.

Here’s one of her most popular videos with some tips of styling hair for school or work.

Caelike

At first, it may seem that Caelike has a similar style to Yuya, but that’s not quite right. Caelike’s videos are a little more comedy-based. This one where she breaks in to a VIP area to meet Sofia Vergara is pretty funny. Real or fake..I’m not sure!

Hey It’s Priscilla

Ok, so compared to the French YouTuber post a couple of months back, which was pretty heavy on awesome male YouTubers, it seems in Spanish las chicas are up there! Hey It’s Priscilla has videos on food, DIY, beauty, fashion etc. Can we just talk about how good food videos can be to watch in a foreign language? All that vocab, imperative verbs…ahh. A language teachers dream.

Although, I’m kind of on the fence about the ‘Sandia Loca’…

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PaperPop

Another channel with occasional food videos is Paperpop. When it’s not food videos, it’s craft tutorials. Again – language teachers out there going loco over all these resources to teach imperative, right?

Mis Pastelitos

Making delicious-looking, ridiculously bright cakes mostly, Mis Pastelitos will have you practising Spanish and craving sugar. A channel to watch on a diet it ain’t. I think this is my favourite Spanish food YouTube channel.

Continuing with the Adventure Time theme from the ElSmosh video earlier in this post, here’s a recipe for no-bake(!) Adventure Time brownies. Algebraic!

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El Rubius OMG

Ok, confession time; I’m not a gamer. I couldn’t tell you the difference between an X-Box and a PS4 without looking hard for the logo. However, I understand gaming is big business on YouTube so I wanted to share a gaming channel or two with you. Only fair, right? If you’re looking to watch gaming videos and get some extra Spanish exposure then El Rubius OMG is a good choice.

That said, Pokémon is a game I can (or at least could…many years ago) understand, so this video I totally got.

Laura M Buitrago

Another huge topic on YouTube is music. So it makes sense to look for some music en español, both original songs and covers. (Kevin Karla y La Banda also do a great job with this!) Laura M Buitrago does a great job with her covers AND original songs. Yay!

Check out Bad Blood in Spanish. Because everyone loves Taylor Swift.

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Who’s your favourite Spanish YouTuber? Any suggestions to add to the list? Share in the comments!

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  • Awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I feel a part 2 coming on…! 😉

    • RobinM

      For part 2 I have three recommendations:
      EL PULSO DE LA REPÚBLICA with Chumel Torres from Mexico
      DUSTIN LUKE an American YouTube star in Argentina
      NADIE SABE NADA from Spain

  • Sydney

    Just subscribed to half of these! Thank you for posting!

  • Awesome post, Lindsay! I’m not much of a gamer myself but I love watching them on YouTube (saves me having to get scared at all the horror games), so the gaming channel you’ve listed it one I’ll definitely follow! I actually just started watching YouTube videos in German so I can’t wait to start doing it in Spanish too 😀

  • Sydney Sauer

    Check out the Spanish version of the daily show “Good Mythical Morning.” 10-12 mins long, perfect for listening practice. Optional subs I think, too.

    • Ooo, I didn’t know they did a Spanish version! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      • TheEricProblem

        I think they only did one for April Fool’s Day, but it’s still out there. 🙂

  • sofiav

    I’m a criaturita del señor and I’m very proud ElRubiusOMG made it to this list :’)
    Soy una criaturita del señor y estoy muy orgullosa de que ElRubiusOMG esté en esta lista :’)

  • Anthony Larsen

    thanks for all the great recommendations. always enjoy finding new youtube channels to help with my spanish.

  • TheEricProblem

    Thanks Lindsay! These are great recommedations!
    Lately I’ve taken up CuriosaMente, a nicely done educational cartoon (“por el placer de aprender”) with closed captions and very easy to understand narrator. Their website even has a lot of the video texts if a learner feels like importing them into LWT or LingQ.

  • Kyles24

    HolaSoyGerman speaks WAY too quickly. To the point he shouldn’t even be on this list of ppl to help one learn Spanish. Hearing him rattle of Spanish at the rate of tongue twisters isn’t helping me if I can’t pick up on anything in the first place.

    • This list is to cover all levels though. 🙂 There’s also the option to slow down YouTube videos when you click the cog, which is pretty cool! 🙂

  • Alberto Hernández

    Well…. I do hope my channel (GoodGuy Player2) makes it to this sort of lists one day! =) I actually made subtitles in some of my videos EXACTLY to attract non-spanish speakers attention, and for them to give me a little chance…. it has sort of worked, but on a REAAAALLY microscopic scale compared to these giants, but well… I guess nobody said this was easy haha =P. Nice article!!!!

    • Gracias! And thank you for adding subtitles – I know from my own videos it takes so much time! 🙂

  • Sophie Howard

    How exactly do you use these to learn Spanish, just listen? I’m struggling to do this.

    • It’s mostly passive listening, yes. When you need a break from the more “serious” side of language learning! 🙂 I’ve also made a video that shows how you can use YouTube to your advantage for language learning. So for example you can slow down audio and if you’re lucky add subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJKw7-aUA24

  • Laura

    Good job, thanks. Although I’m a native Spanish speaker I don’t know that many Spanish speaker youtubers. I would say you can also add to the list EnchufeTV they are really big in Latin America, it’s a comedy channel, they do sketches mostly. German talks really fast even for native speakers haha. I would recommend Laf Producciones, they are also chileans and speak fast, but they have subtitles in most of their videos.

  • risperanto

    most of them are not even Spanish, they are from Latin America, hence Spanish speakers. Let’s not mix things, please.

    • risperanto

      just to clarify: Spanish are the people from Spain and Spain only.
      Americans or Australians aren’t called English just because they speak English, right? right.

      • As I just explained in response to your previous comment, I’m using it as an adjective describing the language not nationality.

    • Spanish as an adjective in the title here means Spanish speaking 😉

  • Eleanore Trujillo-Tiroch

    Hi Lindsay! I am going into my 21 year of teaching and I am excited to incorporate some ideas you have here! Thanks so much for the list. I think my highschoolers will enjoy it.