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.
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.
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.
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.
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’…
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?
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!
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!