Top 10 Best Sounding Languages

The Top Ten
1 French

I have a love-hate relationship with French. I live in Flanders, Belgium, and here we speak Dutch/Flemish. Yet, we are, by the educational system, forced to learn French (even though the Francophones don't have to learn Dutch). In fact, the Flemish (and by extention Dutch to a lesser extent) have a history of constant resistance to France and the French language, trying to preserve its own identity. This led to countless of wars between Flanders and France, as France was after the rich trading cities of Bruges, Antwerp, Ypres, Ghent, Brussels (and they partially succeeded: Lille, Dunkerque, etc.)... After the independence of Belgium things would only get worse; years of constant warfare and the destruction of infrastructure, emigration of rich traders and skilled workers... had put made Flanders from one of the most developed and richest if not the richest place in Europe; from which some of the finest art can till this day be found all across Europe, to a place where people were ...more

As someone born in northern Mexico (native Spanish speaker) and fluent English speaking (American English) and now living in France, I can safely say, French is by far the most gorgeous language. It's so melodic, fluid and just plain amazing, Italian is more similar to Spanish and Portuguese as they all share similar sounds but spoken French is so much nicer and the sounds of all letters are much more beautiful... music in French is amazing to listen too, even the worst mainstream hip-hop song sounds amazing because of the language. No other language is capable of turning garbage use of words into music as good as French does!

A wonderful language spoken by lots of different countries in all continents. Which add this charm because of marvelous accents and specific way to enrich French language, from African countries, Caribbeans, Indian and Pacific Oceans, Lebanon etc... French is a complex and difficult language to learn, but each feeling can be express with a so smart and precise way. French is a real rich language full of romanticism and love. Proud and so happy for having learnt it. I know that people does not like anything related to French or France and sorry but I'm far to share that.

Simply the greatest and most complexe language in the whole World. Only other latin languages come close aka italian and spanish.

2 Italian

At the moment of writing this, Italian and French were at the top of this list which is great because those two were the last candidates I had to chose for my next language. French sounds good and is very useful because it is the 2nd most spoken second language. You open up a lot of options if you are a traveler. Regardless of all this, I picked Italian because the energetic and romantic flow of it was too hard to resist. I traveled Europe for 2 months and you just have to listen to a group of Italians for 5 minutes and you'll want to join in! I speak English and Spanish, I can afford to pick a "less useful" language!

I like Spanish because it is so widely spoken, and is fun and easy to learn, however Italian is absolutely the best sounding language in the world, in my opinion. The thing that I am not particularly found of in the Spanish language is its lisp sounds. Italian does not have lisp sounds and therefore wins in the beauty aspect. English is of course the most spoken and, on more than one level, most important language to speak. French sounds OK, I especially love the phrases "Bon appetite" and "Bon voyage". However, the language seems to be a bit a bit more difficult to learn than the above three. So there you have it. Besides the English language, the Latin based languages stands out as being the better of the languages. And it is probably no coincidence that the language scientist Zamenhof used as much as 80% of Latin when he created the most popular artificial language in the world Esperanto.

Most beautiful, melodic, poetic language in the world. EVERY sentence, every word every syllable sounds like a song or a rhythm. The Italians have everything the best food, the best fashion, the most beautiful people... only fitting that they have the most gorgeous language to go with that!
when an Italian man is wooing you, you will go weak at the knees. the things he says, even if you can't understand, are so beautiful and charming, that you won't be able to resist him!
same goes for those feisty Italian women, they can cook up a storm, but they also speak their mind with plenty of beautiful language to feed your ears, even "f off" sounds beautiful in Italian!

I'm learning Italian! I'm part Italian as well and let me say Italian is gorgeous! I love singing in it and thinking in it. A lot of people today complain about Italians...sad. This language was voted number sixteen on ugliest languages on this same site! The comments are horrendous! I think a lot of people get confused with dialects like Sicilian and Calabrese when they visit. Italian is heaven! I love being Italian. It's true we're very arrogant when it comes to our culture, Italians and Italian Americans. Don't mess with us! Thanks for vote of confidence!

3 Spanish

I was always curious and eager about learning this beautiful language. It first appealed to me because I didn't understand it when I heard Spanish songs in the past. I speak French, English, Arabic, Armenian and Spanish (although I am still not fluent with Spanish yet) and I am from Canada. I must say that Spanish is music to my ears. It sounds great and is so romantic. Anyone who will hear a good song in Spanish will love the language. The love songs in Spanish will make you see how romantic the language is and make you love the language even more. I would easily trade my Armenian and Arabic just to be fluent in Spanish. It is an easy language to learn especially if you already know French because both languages have a similar grammar and words that are almost the same.

I absolutely adore the Spanish Language. I've studied it, Portuguese, and French and have found it to be the greatest of the three. Not only is it fairly easy to learn (to a native English speaker), but it is also phonetic and just overall has a great look and sound. To top all that off, it's also the 2nd most natively spoken language in the world and 3rd most spoken. French is great too, but it has so many silent letters that it can get to be frustrating. Portuguese is pretty great too, but not near as much as Spanish. If I had to say which language would be the language that should spoken world wide it'd definitely be Spanish.

Spanish is like spring after winter. When I hear this beautiful language, it seams to me my ears start blooming. Surely the most beautiful language to explain feelings... I speak Armenian, Russian, Lithuanian, English and already 2 years learning Spanish, and I can say, even my mother tong is not that pretty like Spanish... Also its depend on nation and culture. Spanish speakers all are such an amazing and adorable people, that I want to be able to get in touch with them on their own language.

It's my native language, yet Spanish keeps sounding weird to me sometimes. I am able to recognize the beauty in the sound itself when someone says a nice-sounding sentence; something that for some reasons seems to disappear in other languages once I was able to speak them; it's like the initial music goes away once you comprehend them.
Also Spanish, like any other language with such an amount of speakers, is very rich; far beyond the most evident difference between the two to-be verbs ("ser" and "estar") which are the first concise words (and the first oddity) foreign learners notice.

4 Japanese

Yes, I speak this language, as as a Japanese this my sound very biased but I think it is a really cool language! I like English too!

Japanese is the most beautiful language in the world. Most Westerners simply cannot differentiate between Asian languages and will (frankly speaking) just mark any Asian language off as Chinese (which I think sounds much too strained and rough! ) because that's the only thing they hear. And yepp, Japanese music is AMAZING, and that is definitely not coming from a k-pop fanatic! Watch anime and you will see for yourself.

As a Japanese, I want to note that the variety of the language is quite large. At least, it varies as much as all types of English spoken all over the world. In fact, I understand less than half of what my grandmother says.
My favorite Japanese dialect is "Awa" dialect, which makes you sound like a simple and pure teen-age girl even if you are 50 years old hairy male.

My favorite language is Italian though.

It just sounds pleasent go some reason, and if you think about voice acting, Japanese sounds the most pleasent and poetic. I know that some of the girls aoi really annoying but most of those annoying high pitched voices has been left behind in the past voice acting. I think that every character they write has a meaning is also cool, though that's the same with Chinese or Korean. Some say that it's because it's because it's a new language and we re jut convincing ourselves but I've been listening to it since I was a toddler and I have listened I all does of languages but I still think Japanese is the best. Well it's hard to express why I like it so much but I just love it. Surely there are many others which understand me.

5 Portuguese

The Portuguese is awesome, but the Portuguese from Europe and Africa doesn't sound well as the Portuguese from Brazil sounds. It is totally different than any other kind of Portuguese spoken worldwide. It is consequence of the influence that the Brazilian Portuguese received of a lot of other languages, such as Italian, Spanish, German, languages of Brazilian Indians, and languages brought from Africa by black slaves. It is what made the Portuguese from Brazil be the beautiful language that it is nowadays. Brazilian Portuguese is amazing.

Brazilian Portuguese is Sexy. Rolls out of the tongue, kinda hissy, like a breeze of fun to the ears. Just sooo chill, the ultimate spontaneous and comfy in their own skin type of language. It's definitely MADE to be spoken with a carefree smile while enjoying your precious life (precisely what the natives do). It's obviously got that cool latino touch in it but it goes beyond that, something more and very unique, a mystery that you just can't really put into words. Not to mention Brazilians are just the coolest and warmest people you'll ever meet in your entire life hands down and that makes you defenseless like a child, your sorrow just melt away. Again, Brazilian sexiness is just out of this world and their language is no exception.

Portuguese is such a gorgeous language! The language of the Prince of Poets Lu s Vaz de Cam es . It 's so magical, enchantingsincere, emotional and beautiful! The language of love and poetry, for sure! Its literature is amazing! Besides, it has to be one of the most musical and melodic languages existent it sounds so flawless! From Portugal, Brazil or Africa, it is exceptional when properly written and spoken! It 's so beautiful that makes me cry Grammar and pronunciation can be very difficult sometimes, but it totally compensates the effort! Portuguese is pure music! LOVE IT! And, in my humble opinion, much more beautiful than Spanish, but this is only what I think. I don 't want to hurt susceptibilities .

I listen to Portuguese every day, and I can still safely say that it is the most beautiful language I've ever heard. I love it with all my heart. I'm a native English speaker, and I'm actually teaching it to myself (with a little help from a Brazilian friend) on top of learning French in school. My French teacher is envious of how passionate I am about it. I can't help it. It's stunning, even genuinely entrancing. I plan to move to Brazil someday, and I can't wait until Portuguese is all I hear. It moves me in a way no other language can or will.

6 English

The way English is worded is just amazing. Because of the sheer amount of its vocabulary, you can express yourself in a sophisticated manner while being understood. There are a lot of words which have just slight differences amongst them in terms of the meanings, which adds to the richness of your expressions. There are a lot of authors who contributed to the richness of this pretty language, most notably Shakespeare, who furthered the development of early modern English. Also, there are tonnes of classic love songs written in this language. Personally, I think it is a language of love and romance. Also, it has developed over a long history, which makes the language itself reflect a rich heritage, which should be cherished and preserved for generations to come. Also, the culinary heritage which developed along with the language adds flavour to it. If you look at the historic architecture throughout England, you cannot stop but appreciate the perseverance and the artistic sense of the ...more

I feel like the best part about the English language isn't that it's so widely spoken, but rather BECAUSE it's so widely spoken that there are tons of different accents among completely native speaking English countries, including very powerful, utterly anglophone nations like American(all of it's dialects), Australian and British. It's because of this diversity that native speakers are able to clearly understand what a non-native speaker is saying through their accent. Obviously sometimes it's harder with certain accents like Scottish, or really thick ones, but opposed to other languages where you can often not even understand what they're saying because of their accent, English speakers can generally understand what you're saying, and if they can't tell exactly what you said, they can usually figure it out from context. Worst case scenario you'll have to repeat it slower if your accent is too thick. accents can be a big barrier for lots of languages, but in English, accent is ...more

For me, American English is the most beautiful laguage of the world! Initially, it comes from that my favorite singer is from New York, and her way of speaking is really beatiful. American English tends to be considered as rougher than Queen's English. However, I think that the reality is that American English has several forms coming from the diverse backgrounds of the speakers in the USA. There are Englishes of Black people, Western people, New Yorkers, etc. For me, New Yorkers' English is a kind of peak of the sound of English language. It's mixture of rough and sophisticated beauties, since New Yorkers are mainly intelligent people although American English itself is casual language compared to Queen's English. I love the sound of American English!

My favourite Accent of this type would be Estuary English (a very unusual halfway house between Standard English and Cockney English), as it's very quick, very musical, with great use of pitch to make emphasis, and is an incredibly poetic sounding variant of English that's both refined yet quirky. This is truly a unique accent, and it has it's many benefits to the speaker who has this accent in both working and social life.

7 Arabic

Arabic is very expressive, powerful, flexible and compact..

It is expressive because from the sound of each word you can know if the word have a good meaning or a bad meaning, a strong meaning or a weak meaning. For example if you heard a couple loving each other in Arabic your ears would feel happy. And if you heard a couple fighting, your ears will get hurt.

It is Powerful because it is very rich in vocabulary and it has no synonyms which means that each word has its unique meaning.

It is flexible because you can derive many words from the same source which make anyone know many vocabulary just by knowing the source of each word.

It is very compact compared to other languages, you can just test that by copying any Arabic text and translate it using any translator to any other language and you will notice how the text looks much smaller in Arabic, that is because of many reasons, first the letters are different and we use accent signs on each letter which ...more

Arabic definitely is the deepest and most poetic powerful language.

Arabic is the most ancient language between all surviving languages until this day. Arabic speakers still can understand poetry or manuscript older than 20 centuries perfectly. It's expressive in unimaginable ways; one world from this poetic language can take a paragraph to explain in another language.
Arabic has the largest number of linguistic roots for more than 23000 root the next language is english wich comes with less than 4500 root. If you count all the living words from the arabic dictionaries its more than 12,000,000 word without duplicate the next living language is english 600,000 words.

You can almost say that poetry is made for the Arabic language, Arabic in its structure accommodates the sounds of poetic lines and even if you haven't heard Arabic before, you'll notice the perfect poetic sound system. Other than that, as countries there haven't yet developed technologically, so most of the terms they use are related to nature and village life, so basically it is an old romantic language.

As a native Arabic speaker, I am genuinely not fond of this language though I appreciate that some people like it. There are some Arabs who don't like this language either, and believe it or not some native Arabs don't even know how to speak the language very well. It doesn't flow very easily and one would have to put a lot of effort when it comes to pronouncing some words. Good luck to anyone who decides to learn this language.

8 Farsi

I rushed to a Café in a rainy day in Malaysia ages ago and overheard two people were talking at a table next to me. I was completely mesmerized by that soothing and comforting language. I walked to their table and asked them what language they were talking. It was Persian, the language I fell in love with. In a year I learned speaking Persian with Iranian accent and every now and then I whispers some Persian rhyming couplets. This language is a key to the gate of an unknown world!

I think Farsi is the most beautiful language I've ever heard. It's like spoken song. My taste is for soft flowy language. I would consider Farsi, French, Portuguese, Gaelic etc. Like the cursive of spoken languages and these are the ones I find most beautiful as well as Italian. Though I would categorize Italian as bouncy and fun rather than romantic and beautiful. I'm sure I'm leaving out so many languages that I've never heard. I wish I could hear them all. They're all beautiful in their own way.

A Persian poet recites an old Persian poetry for an assembly of some European artists. When finished a conductor approaches and asks about the notes. The Persian guy says, there is not any note. It is the language as it is. It was difficult to grasp for the European guy.
Persian is amazing. it is the only language which didn't dissolve when Islam attacked and Arabic was imposed as the only official language. look at the languages spoken in the Middle east and specially Egypt before Islam. They all speak Arabic now.

Persian is another way to say this. Keep in mind, Farsi was a language made in ancient times, when the Persian Empire invaded almost half of the world! Every sentence has a poetic structure and can sometimes sound like a song or rhythm. It's a beautiful language, known in some Asian countries. Think about it - it's not at all like the harsh language of Arabic. It's soft like chocolate. Iranian must be a pleasure to listen or learn.

9 Russian

It's so beautiful sounding! The Russian women and men sound mysterious, alluring, and sexy. I get good goosebumps when I hear their accent. I melt into a puddle of goo when I hear it. Just a personal opinion.

Russian is very different from its Western European counterparts when it comes to studying it. The language itself is very flexible, with decent pronunciation. The richness of the vocabulary leaves a wonderful impression. And Russian poesy captivates immensely. The perception of it differs so much from, let's say, the poetry of Shakespeare in English or from French poetry. You feel some other kind of energy and liveliness of the language. It is hard to learn, but opens wonderful prospects. Reading Russian authors in the original language is way more enjoyable than in translation, because translations miss many aspects of the Russian language that are just untranslatable.

I think this language sounds beautiful and is very sexy when women talk. The pronunciation I love the accent, the richness of the Russian language is impressive, not to mention the challenge of learning their alphabet as fun and interesting at the same time, it is a rather difficult language, especially for me, I'm Spanish and both languages seem very little, but the nice thing is also difficult. I recommend it.

Russian language covers ALL the frequencies the human ear can hear. This is why it is the most difficult to imitate by a none-native speaker.
A big variety of tonalities in pronunciation make the language very melodical. Songs in Russian sounds similar to Italian, because of the fact that most words have vowelsу-ending. Words in Russian are far longer than in English, this is why the text may be longer, but if you count the number of words for the same text then English uses about 10% of words that serve to nothing like "a" or "the".

10 Sinhalese

Not just Sinhalese sound beautiful, it's letters are the most rounded letters in the world. it is believed that Sinhalese letters became that beautiful due to the reason language is well civilized and organized. Some scientists doubt that Sinhalese has a different influence of some unknown source (aliens or any other) due to its uncommonness with compared to other languages. Unfortunately less amount of people use Sinhalese and it used as an official language only in Sri Lanka.

It is an official language of Sri Lanka, and is exceptionally well studied and maintained. At least 75% of the people in Sri Lanka start studying Sinhalese since they are 5-6 yrs old, and many study it rigorously in high schools as well. Many universities in Sri Lanka offers degree programs for Sinhalese language studies. There are dedicated academic authoritative institutions and figures in Sri Lanka for Sinhalese language studies such as "Professor of Sinhalese Language" who research, nurture the language. They also adapt the language for the needs of 21st century by, for instance, creating new words etc. As a result, for instance, one can find Sinhalese language counterparts for almost any modern or conventional English word alike. Furthermore, it also has Sinhalese language counterparts for advanced scientific terms, and hence Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, etc) can also be studied in Sinhalese easily though it is not very common in Sri Lanka at degree level. Though there ...more

We can pronounce any word in any language. Because, We have many letters in the Sinhalese alphabet
To pronounce any sound of the whole world. It is not in any languages in the whole world. So many peoples can't pronounce like Sinhalese peoples.
I do not believe & Sinhalese language originally came from North India with North Indian people. Because, we have more than 35,000 years of history for human life in Sri Lanka. We have very proud & brave history. More Indian peoples know it & they are still reminding it.

One of the best languages in the world. First, the alphabet is so well created. Almost all the sounds can be denoted by a different, singular letter. Therefore there's almost zero confusion in pronunciation.
Second, the words have a musical and a flowing quality which gives rise to beautiful poems and songs.
Thirdly, the words are so powerful, when you pronounce them correctly, you actually feel it. A good example is "Selalihini Sandeshaya".
As a native speaker I'm very proud of my mother-tongue and hope more will try to learn it and appreciate it's value and beauty.

The Contenders
11 Ukrainian

Ukrainian has those really cool fricatives such as "ch", "sh", "zh", and such, and it also has that melodious quality with its superb vowels and pronunciations. I just had to give my only vote to this language because of its amazing sound.

Ukrainian has magic melodiousness. There is the soul in him. He is full tenderness. He attracts and hypnotizes. In any language of the world, phonetics of words a "heart my" will not be able to pass, that depth and variety of feelings that is audible in the Ukrainian words - "my heart". Unfortunately, neither French - "mon coer", nor Spanish - "mi corazon" nor English - "my hart" not compared to the Ukrainian analogue.

So underrated, I am studying French, Dutch, Swedish, Italian and Ukrainian and Ukrainian songs are the nicest sounding music is a big part and they are perfect. My other languages of study are lovely too but there is something special about Ukrainian which I have not found in Russian which is why I chose to study Ukrainian.

Due to the lack of influence in the world is the only reason Ukraine is not number one. This language doesn't just sound beautiful, but also the articulator looks nice while speaking, which cannot be said about French.

12 Greek

Native speakers around the world (from wikipedia) and facts:

French: 274 millions, Mainstream answer because of its... romantic sounds.
Spanish: 480 millions, In movies and songs all the time.
Italian: 90 millions, Mainstream too.
Portuguese: 223 millions, Too many votes for a twisted version of our beloved Spanish.
English: 394 millions, Eveybody knows it and it is everywhere.
Japanese: 125 millions, In too many animes.
Arabic: 270 millions, An answer with a flavour of chauvinism.
Farsi:110 millions, Chauvinism again.
Russian: 150 millions, It is heard a lot.
Ukranian: 35 millions, Russian-alike.
Sinhalese: 17 millions, Maybe just a matter of taste.

Greek: 13 millions, It has the fewsest speakers from all the aforementioned languages. It is not mainstream for its gay sounds. It is not in movies and songs all the time. It is haunted by phrases like "It's all Greek to me." and almost nobody knows its actual sound. However, the small 2% of all ...more

I think it's not in a higher place because few people speak it compared to other European languages. But it's an ethereally melodic language, with rich history and musical tradition. It has similar sounds to Spanish and Italian but a very different feel.

Greek is the language of New Testament.
The language of the greatest civilisation which gave birth to democracy.
The language of science.
Words of greek language can be founded in all languages.
It's a language which gave many things to humanity.

A classical language. But most importantly, some of the best literatures were written in Greek, Iliad and other great works by Great Homer for example.
After Latin, Greek is the best for writing poetries and very descriptive novels.
Sources: "I'm a linguist, trust me, bruh! "

13 Swedish

I am a native Farsi/Persian speaker. I grew up in Australia, and am fluent in English. I lived in Turkey for 1 year, and used to be also fluent in Turkish but have forgotten a bit over the years but will hopefully be on top of it again soon. I am currently learning French. I do agree that farsi is probably the most beautiful language, I always get compliments when I am speaking farsi by other people who don't know the language, they say it's very soft and beautiful and unlike others. It doesn't have too many repetitive sounds/words to make it sound annoying like italian/spanish/arabic/chinese etc. It's written alphabet is similar to Arabic, but sounds very different of coarse. I would definitely rate farsi number 1, French 2nd and Turkish 3rd.

I'm currently learning Swedish and love it. The language is easy to learn and clearly structured, but very pretty and melodic. I speak French and have found that Swedish is actually quite similar in some aspects. Overall a beautiful language and I've loved learning it.

I can speak basic Swedish and Norwegian so I know how great it is. It is simple to learn and it sounds great when you hear yourself saying it right. Definitely better than English, (coming from an English speaker) and I think this should be higher on this list.

Sounds very sweet, like a mix between German and Italian, or like German without the harchness. Some people say that swedish is like German spoken under water. The most beautiful of the Germanic languages in my opinion.

14 Tamil

There are 2 versions of Tamil

Proper, grammatically correct Tamil, which is arguably the most beautiful sounding language in the world.

And improper, colloquial Tamil, which is arguably the ugliest sounding language in the world.

Seriously, any Tamil person who is being honest will agree. Proper Tamil's is like honey for the ears. Improper Tamil ruins it by removing half of the syllables and making it sound harsh and unrefined.

I hope people start speaking more in proper Tamil.

Yes, Tamil is the oldest living language. But some people who don't know anything about Languages and History says that Tamil is the mother of all languages! THIS IS STUPIDNESS. No one denies the fact that Tamil is the oldest one and is also the parent language of Dravidian language family, Tamil is only related to other Dravidian languages like Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Tulu. Tamil is not related to any other language that belong to other language families. Being the oldest language doesn't make Tamil the mother of all other languages.

Tamil is one of the oldest surviving language still spoken by millions. The Tamil people are an ancient ethnic group from South Asia.Tamil would be considered the world's oldest language as it is over 5,000 years old, having made its first appearance in 300 because. Tamil is the only Indian language apart from Sanskrit which has evolved independently. Every language has Sanskrit influence in it but Tamil doesn't have. In the early 21st century more than 66 million people were Tamil speakers. Tamil was declared a classical language by UNESCO. Apart from being the name of the language, 'Tamil' also means means things like beauty, sweet and natural. Finally, I am proud to be a Tamil.

This is the oldest language in this planet. All the culture and developments are born from this language. Tamil is the mother of all languages. If anyone have doubt in it, please visit all the temples in Tamil Nadu. The temples in Tamil Nadu shows the extreme level of culture and civilization of the people of Tamil Nadu and their Tamil language. I'm very proud that, I know to speak Tamil.

15 Romanian

It is such a beautiful language, but it is so rare hidden, unknown almost. It is one of those languages where if you heard it in public by another person, you get excited and almost want to go talk to them. I speak Spanish, Romanian, German, Indonesian, and Japanese and haven't that feeling with any one of them before, It definitely deserves a higher spot

Why isn't Romanian higher? This is by far one of the most beautiful languages in the world! It sounds like a perfect combination of different languages creating one unique masterpiece! The sound of the language is just gorgeous and pleasant! I could listen to it all day and not get tired of hearing it. I love it!

I've learned Italian, French, Spanish, English, Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese but this by far is my favorite language. Just speaking it makes you feel like your French, Italian, and Spanish in one! It is such a beautiful language, even when it is spoken by a male and female. IT can rough and soft, cool and cute, best language in the world :)!

It is a unique language. It combines more cultures and visions. Latin, slavic, germanic and balcanic. Tragedies, poetries, nature, history, mountain, sea, Dracula, Transyvania. All in one!

16 Finnish

Finnish is a beautiful language that deserves number one! It is exotic, unique, and wonderful in all aspects. You can look at other European languages and compare them all, but in Finnish they have a language of their own which is great. It's mesmerizing tone a words like lyrics make me think. I speak English and Spanish but nothing compares to Finnish. Not to mention J.R.R Tolkien based his language off Finnish. Makes you think doesn't it.

Finnish has such a beautiful sound. As a native English speaker, Finnish has very long words but the words don't have hard sounding words. Like the phrase "ostin tietokoneen tuhannella eurolla" sounds so pretty when it roles off of the tongue. It's much softer than the surrounding languages, like Swedish, Russian, or Norwegian.

It is one of two languages, along with Mongolian, to have vowel harmony. It also makes frequent use of K, I, A, and T, so it makes it sound very soft. There's not many ch sounds so it makes it sound very soft. It has almost a fairytale quality to it.

It is impossible to say that this isn't one of the most beautiful and exotic languages that exist today. It's uniqueness along with its beauty truly make it one of the finest there is.

17 Thai

It's very tonal but less complex than Chinese and Vietnamese, in terms of the tones. Among the tonal Asian languages, Thai should be the easiest for European tongue to practice. It's not as shushing as Chinese, and it's not as staccato as Vietnamese. It generally sounds very gentle, even swear words.

Truly the runner-up for best sounding languages in Southeast Asia after Bahasa Indonesia. This is just like a Jamaican Rastafari sound. This is so true that Thai Language never ever gives up!


I think Thai is a beautiful language because it's a tonal language. It looks like singing when they speak. I LOVE IT!

To me, Thai is like Swedish of the east. It's tonal and smooth. It doesn't have as many tones as Mandarin or Cantonese though.

18 American English

It's easy for me to say this is awesome cause I'm from America! It's easy to understand; British English is choppy and sounds hilarious!

In my opinion, it's so much better than Britsh or other types of English.

19 German

My native language. For very intelligent people. Tet a tet with ukrainian in vocabulary richness, grammar complexity. One thing almost unique of German is that you can set many words together in order to express yourself with maybe a new word. Very harmonic, soft for soft expressions and hard for the hard ones. Expresses perfectly the German people mood: work, work, work and then beer or wine. Discipline. If you are going to be loved, it is smooth. If you are going to be insulted, it is scary. Togwther with ukrainian, the best language to express perfectly your feelings.

I speak English and French fluently, but German is probably the best language and always will be. German is a language for people who are realists, and are to-the-point. It is a language to be respected and is not a language for wimps. It is very complex and requires a complex mind, in order to master it. It also has the best sounding consonants. Basque is my second favorite; for it sounds very pretty and has cool consonants like Germans; the only con is that it is sloppy and tends to lack the analytical/organization that German has. (Latin would be third, but it is extinct and not used enough to qualify for this listing.)

German is a very beautiful language with its grammar very easy and its simple combining of words to make a compound word. It is a very straightforward language and can sound in a very serious manner. This said, it can also sound very sweet as it's words, never confusing, with its vocabulary full of thought, and never barbaric. It was fun and easy for me, an English speaker, to learn this language, and I find it the best language for anyone to learn. The only reason why I think this language has a bad reputation is because of World War II

If you listen to German being sung, it sounds so beautiful and not harsh at all. Remember that a vast majority of baroque, classic, and romantic composers and poets spoke German. It is the very language God has created for music because it goes smoothly with the soft tunes of all these classical musical pieces. Also, it goes smoothly and harmoniously with worship hymns. Remember Martin Luther was also a composer on top of being a religious advocate.

20 Dutch

Beautiful language and as an English-speaking person I have to say that Dutch is in my opinion a better-sounding language than English. I'd go as far as to say that it sounds better than French and Portuguese and is definitely the best Germanic language.

Dutch make my heart happy. Listening to dutch gives me the feeling of listening to english but without having to understand anything. Dutch is a comforting language, and makes the voice sound amazing!

It is nice sounding and it is close to English and German making it a really good language for people to learn that also makes it easier to learn more languages.

I love dutch, definitely the middle of English and German, has latin, French influences like English, if the norman French didn't invade in 1066, English and dutch would share mutual intelligibility, very much like how Norway and Sweden are today, hence dutch and English are very closely related I speak both languages and some words and scentences need no translation at all

21 Korean

I speak Hindi, Marathi, English, Urdu, little but of French and Italian and can sign ASL as well as Braille but out of all of them Korean is something I'm obsessed about! Been learning it for almost 3 years and it's amazing. I can write Korean too and it's so beautiful how the letter symbolise the shape of the tongue. I wish I knew a native Korean speaker so I could practise my skills with them. Never the less Korean is my all time favourite language and also K-pop is wonderful.

I already speak many languages like Hindi, Marathi, English, sanskrit besides all those languages I like Korean. All those language which I use to speak are easy and sounds good. But I always wanted to learn the language which is not spoken india much. So I have been finding the best language for me so it toke some time and the language is Korean, why?, because I like its soft ness and how it sounds.

Learning Korean just so I can watch kdrama without subtitles. The hardest part is listening comprehension because ideas aren't expressed in a linear fashion like English or Chinese. Quite frustrating. Instead it's expressed backwards subject then object then verb/adjectives just like Japanese. When Koreans speak fast, that doesn't help either. Second hardest part is the particles attached after real words but it's not that hard in written form.

I'm surprised this language is not ranked much higher. Maybe in a true poll it would be different?
I won't bring up the influence the pop culture this nation has produced - someone else can do that or you can just turn on the T.V. lol. South Korea is polarizing, it's controversial and sometimes downright ridiculous. I haven't realized the full potential of the country until I actually decided to make a trip and stay there for a few months while working different jobs. I truly recommend it to people to choose South Korea as their top priority if you ever want to plan an Asian trip. Being born and raised in Los Angeles, I thought we had it all.. My perspectives towards Asia had changed 180 once I visited South Korea (Japan as well). I don't think USA or any other country can no longer create false stereotypes out of insecurity - they're a very strong country with the entire population just ingrained with grit, hard work and progression.

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22 Akkadian
23 Catalan

It is far less wanky than French but even more beautiful than Spanish! It has the best of both languages

It has similarities to many languages but it has its special charm. Sounds both delicared and strong

I visited many places and the sound pf this language stayed with me.

I love the sound of Catalan. I just do.

24 Bengali

Yeah ! My mother tongue is bangla ( bengali ). I like speaking and talking with people in bengali. But the problem is , nowadays many people mix other languages with bengali. I don't like that. But bengali itself is a sweet language.

It's Bangla. Why does people keep saying Bengali? The British could not pronounce Bangla so they made something gibberish. It's annoying

Well, listen to Bengali SONGS.Bengali is a very rich language, both musically and literally.I won't say it's the best sounding ( for the simple reason that there are millions, literally millions, of languages in the world), though it is pretty sweet and best sounding of all languages I know (I.e English, Hindi, Japanese, Italian, Spanish).However, if you learn Bengali and read Bengali books, you will find a lot of great books that you are missing out on.Same is with songs, since Indian Classical is one of the most complex genres of music in the world (Even John Lennon of The Beatles flew over to India just to learn Indian Classical music.

Bengali is one of Apabhramshas from Sanskrit, and it is very beautiful. I am an American, living in Bengal for about 10 years, and I am fascinatewd by it's rich literature. Although, the language spoken today by many Bengalis by mixing English and Hindi to it really makes the quality of the language to low. But, real Bengali (mainly Sadhu Bhasa) is very beautiful with melodic Sanskrit words. Bengali is also one of the most sweetest languages in the world, trust me, if you learn Bengali and explore its literature, you would be fascinated. Just hear Bengali songs and they are so beautiful. It also has a vast literature with world renowned poets and writers like Rabindranath Tagore. But, the Bengali spoken in Bangladesh is a different dialect and uses more Islamic words due to rapid Islamisation since their partition from India in 1947.

25 Chinese

Criminally downvoted, french is the ugliest of all languages while Chinese is vice versa but here we are in this nasty ass site that tagged french as the most beautiful and Chinese as the most ugly sounding, douchebags don't have tastes I say.

You don't know how awesome Chinese is until you have learned it, the culture is amazing and the language is even cooler! Just practicing the characters makes you feel like you are drawing a picture, in the form of talking! It's not even hard to learn! When I joined Chinese, I was unhappy because I did not get Spanish. But when I started, me and my friend Marko were like "It's growing on me." but then we learned more, and more, and it was like an amazing addiction, I love Chinese and I hope to go to China one day. I'm 12 years old and if anyone says that Chinese is hard they should try to learn it for themselves or they're clearly stupid!

Chinese is perhaps one of the most colloquial, loosest, yet still most rhythmic of languages. Its monosyllabic words means a lot of information can be condensed into a single syllable. Its tones add to its beautiful songs. Chinese poems - daresay better than haikus! - challenges the author to write everything in a limited amount of space. This gives it a thick flavour, one that is quite delicious. It has many dialects but are united by one single beautiful logographic writing system. Not enough is praised about Mandarin, Cantonese, and all the other branches of Chinese out there!

I think the inflections of Chinese are part of what make it the most beautiful language. If you speak Chinese, every single word must be said with its appropriate inflection in order to be understood, and these inflections make it seem like you are speaking a melody. Truly beautiful

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