I Love This German Grandma Reading Children's Books On Twitch

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My knowledge of foreign languages amounts to “can read some French okay and could conceivably order a beer and ask where to bathroom is if I really had to.” Despite this, I still can’t get enough of a German grandma reading what I’m pretty sure are children’s books on Twitch.


I do not speak any German at all, so I can’t really tell you much about this woman—I was browsing Twitch Creative and clicked on the profile for MarmeladenOma, because she seemed nice. Upon plugging in my headphones I realized she wasn’t speaking English. I’m not sure what she’s reading, but she seems like she’s about to bring me some milk and cookies. I’m sold!

In a way, it’s more relaxing to listen to this without understanding the language. I’m not getting wrapped up in the plot, I’m just listening to a kindly-sounding voice. Who wouldn’t want that? She could read the phone book for all I care. I just hope she’s not saying anything, uh, super weird. When I sent the channel to my friend Denis, who speaks German, he had this to say.

Oh! Neat!
Oh! Neat!

Just in case you need a sleep aid, MarmeladenOma has a YouTube channel with dozens of archived videos of her reading. A quick trip to Google translate tells me that she at one point read Cinderella, but honestly, I don’t want to ruin the mystery.


My mom passed away recently and used to read to me in her native German before putting me to bed.. This has wrecked me this morning. Thanks for this. Bittersweet is such a good emotion.