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YouTube Speaks Your Language!

By Sakina Arsiwala

YouTube International Manager

Olá, Bonjour, Ciao, こんにちは, Hallo, Czesc, Hola and Hello!

Video is universal, and the incredible variety of the international content that we see on YouTube confirms just that! In the spirit of serving our communities better, we are tailoring the YouTube experience to speak your language.

Earlier today we announced local versions of YouTube in nine countries – Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK. As part of this first step in our international rollout, you can now enjoy fully translated sites, with localized home pages, content and search functions. As these sites evolve, so will your localized YouTube experience, including country-specific video rankings, comments and browse pages – all while being just one click away from the worldwide view.

We're extremely excited to be offering YouTube in the languages of so many of our users, since it allows people to express themselves and unite around interesting, relevant videos. We're looking forward to seeing communities develop between people in their local communities as well as among people around the world. We can't wait to experience more original content and interesting genres of content in different languages on the site.

For those not included in this first rollout, don't despair, we have plans in the works to launch in many more countries in the near future. As usual, we'll learn from our community, and we'll adapt and innovate as you tell us to.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our new sites:,,,,,,, and, and tell us what you think!

Yours truly,

Sakina Arsiwala