Ciarán12 wrote:That channel is great for practicing Portuguese listening skills when you're at lower intermediate level - the content is really compelling and the speed is native level, but the vocabulary will mostly be familiar due to cognates with English (and French, in your case). It gets hard when it's comedy or very informal content.
How did you find it, comprehension-wise I mean?
It depended. I was able to at least follow the gist of most of the videos I watched. The video that gave me the most trouble was the one on the twin paradox, which I don't think I've encountered before.
The French/English cognates did help. By contrast, I've tried watching similar videos in German, where the cognates with my languages are fewer and/or more obscure, and they made a lot less sense. And once I got the hang of mapping /tʃ dʒ/ onto <t d>, that obviously made a lot of things click (speaking of which, Bitcoin = Bitchcoin ).
Ciarán12 wrote:I'm interested in trying to expand my passive understanding of the other Romace languages, do you have any YouTube recommandations for French?
Hmm, lately I haven't been watching as many Francophone Youtubers as I used to, so I don't have many recommendations. If you're interested in theater, I'd point you to Ronan au théâtre, who does reviews of live performances around Paris. The fact that he talks about specific productions (that you probably haven't seen) can be a comprehension barrier, but he speaks nice and clearly.
There's also Linguisticae, which focuses on linguistics. I'm not too familiar with it because I avoid most linguistics stuff on Youtube, but what I've seen looks credible. The host makes more jokes than Pedro, so he may be better for a higher-level learner, but given you know a thing or two about languages already, I'd say give it a try.