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English accents: which one is the esier for a Spaniard?

CamiloCFCamiloCF Posts: 23 ✭✭
Hi everybody. [My first discussion; I'm a bit nervous... :# ] Well, I was watching the video in this other discussion [sorry, I can't post links, it was something like british-english-vs-american-english-accents] and also reading comments. I was thinking if there are "affordable accents" depending on learner origin. I mean, e.g. I'm Spanish, so maybe I find easier to understand let's say (is an example) American accent, but I will have problems with Irish accent; does a Chinese find easier to understand Australian accent, but he's unable to get Scottish accent. Do you know if there is some link relationship between the phonetics of mother tongue and the English accent we can undersdtan better?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,093 mod
    I find that most people I speak to prefer the Home Counties or southern England accent, or accents like that you hear on the BBC news @CamiloCF. I suppose because these accents tend to be the most neutral.

    Compare maybe these accents to the Colombia-Bogata Spanish accent which for me, I find much easier than the Madrid accent!
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