Peppa Pig Project

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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby tangleweeds » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:48 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:I found the snorting to be very annoying too at first and I thought it would drive me so crazy that I wouldn’t be able to make use of Peppa Pig. I was very surprised to find that I got used to it really quickly though, and now I’m able to ignore the snorting and enjoy the stories and the language.
I've been having sinus issues lately, so the snorting makes me want to start snorting madly too.
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:50 pm

rdearman wrote:Sadly while watching Peppa Pig in Mandarin the snorting is the only part I actually understand. :cry:


I can't say that I got much more from watching it in Cantonese and Czech. :(
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby annelions » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:22 am

In order to understand anything at all in Spanish, I had to slow Peppa Pig down to .75 speed. I usually watch English videos at 1.5 speed. And I can watch some German videos at 1.25 or 1.5 speed while still getting the very basics, but I usually watch German at normal speed because faster speeds are very taxing.
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby tangleweeds » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:30 am

annelions wrote:In order to understand anything at all in Spanish, I had to slow Peppa Pig down to .75 speed.
Ooh yes, thank you, I had entirely forgotten the speed controls! Slowing it down definitely helps. Well, speaking relatively. My comprehension is still pretty minimal when I watch the first time, even slowed down, but after I watch the English version (speed that one up, please) then re-watch the Japanese at half-speed, I can catch significantly more now I know what to listen for.

For a while, the snorting sounded different enough at half speed to provide relief, but then, just as my brain adapted to the odd sounds of slowed voices, it also adapted to hear slowed snorting just fine, thank you, sigh.
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby Lanspresado » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:33 am

Lol I absolutely love this challenge. I'm all for a mindless TV binge, and Peppa Pig is a better candidate than most netflix shows these days :D I understood about 60% of what was said in the French episode I watched, probably owing to how easy the vocab is... generally. I do like how they'll repeat the same thing a lot so you can really get to grips with unknown words.

Like this segment here:
George: Full.

Grandpa Pig: George, are you too full to eat any more tomatoes, lettuce or cucumber?

Narrator: George is too full to eat any more.

Mummy Pig: George, are you too full to eat anything more?

Narrator: George is too full to eat anything more.


It was a great wrap up for the four or five new words in the segment (they'd been saying tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber a lot too). Definitely gonna be doing this more often!
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby Montmorency » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:47 pm

If anyone is interested, there are a few episodes in Welsh on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... ig+cymraeg

All on one channel as far as I can see, but not much point in linking to the channel, as it's mostly unrelated stuff.

Slightly different search, but I think it pulls up the same episodes:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... +pig+welsh

There are also currently some episodes on the S4C "Clic" website, the official Welsh TV channel, but I fear they are all geo-restricted to the UK:

https://www.s4c.cymru/clic/programme/506307219


There is a list here of programmes that it specifically does allow access to without geo-restriction:

https://www.s4c.cymru/en/international/

No sign of Peppa unfortunately, although there are a few other children's programmes, and and potential Welsh learner may find something of interest. Some have Welsh subtitles as well as English ones.
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby jacquemarie » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:13 pm

Just in case anyone was not aware of this:

I just recently started Peppa Pig myself, but with a chrome extension called "Language Learning with Youtube". I have mine set to show in Spanish (The audio language and my least fluent language) and the translations when I hover to show in Hindi (my highest level target language). I've been watching one episode like this and then reading the English transcripts or switching the Hindi to English to see how I did. (: It's slower but very helpful and I get to practice both my languages at once.

You can also just do your target language translated in to your native language though
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby Montmorency » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:37 pm

jacquemarie wrote:Just in case anyone was not aware of this:

I just recently started Peppa Pig myself, but with a chrome extension called "Language Learning with Youtube". I have mine set to show in Spanish (The audio language and my least fluent language) and the translations when I hover to show in Hindi (my highest level target language). I've been watching one episode like this and then reading the English transcripts or switching the Hindi to English to see how I did. (: It's slower but very helpful and I get to practice both my languages at once.

You can also just do your target language translated in to your native language though


Sounds incredibly useful. Thanks.

I've just been playing with downloading subtitles from Youtube and playing with different translation options (Microsoft Translator proved to be surprisingly useful), but this sounds even better.
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby rdearman » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:42 pm

I'm adding the Peppa Pig challenge to my Korean. :)
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Re: Peppa Pig Project

Postby tomos1729 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:20 pm

Ah, just found this thread, looking forward to reading through it!

I think the potential of Peppa is amazing, it's so simple and actually fun to watch! :lol: I also thought the snorting would be annoying but found myself completely oblivious to it after one or two episodes.

I think Peppa was crucial for me being able to get into understanding Georgian. There's around 4 hours on youtube and I must have watched them through three or four times, often shadowing or transcribing. The concreteness and repetition is gold for language learning. It's probably what I'm always going to use for future languages.




Montmorency wrote:If anyone is interested, there are a few episodes in Welsh on Youtube:



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