Top 10 Best Sounding Languages

The Top Ten

1 Italian

It's got staccato, it's got bella figura and it's got a natural flow like now other language. It's a like a sunbaked, elegantly worn down version of Latin with sprinkles on top. It's got the warmth of Portuguese, the clarity of Spanish and the sophistication of French. If there is a heaven, they surely speak Italian over there.

This is modern Latin. It is a very poetic language and has some of the best literature. I am a native English and Spanish speaker. And I must say that Italian flows the way a language should. Only Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian come close. French sucks.

Italian is melodic, vowel heavy, and all around pleasing to the ear. Depending on the speaker there are times Italian sounds as if it is being sung there is a reason why it is the language of Opera. Which opera is in itself one of the greatest art forms the Italians have gifted humanity amongst others.

Definitely Italian!

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2 French

Definitely French. I speak Spanish and English and I'm studying French and the sound is amazing. I would love to marry a French girl

As a fluent Spanish (Madrid, Spain) and English (North Carolina, US) speaker there is no language that compares with French. I would trade both languages I know just to know French.

English: easy but not that much shades and make all voices appear to be high-pitched ; Spanish : nice to hear but Spanish peoples always speak so loud ; Italian : nice to hear but to much repetitive vowels sounds (as "a" "i" and "o") ; German : sounds nice and looks a lot to French in pronunciation but you better run if a German yell at you, it scares (a lot) ; French : various sounds with not that much repetitions, fluent and don't make a high-pitched voice to everybody.

It takes a sophisticated mind to be able to learn and speak French let alone to understand and appreciate its beauty. One has to have an artistic mind to learn it if you are not a native speaker.Think of it as the most beautiful flower in a garden and all other languages are weed but flowers that can be, sort of,beautiful anyway.

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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.

It is a beautiful language, easy to learn, widely spoken and Spanish people are very friendly. I would trade in my English language to speak Spanish.

This language is very light on the ears with sounds that just glide right off of the tongue. I'm a speaker of Spanish and favor the sounds produced over English. Words flow right into each other without a stutter. This language is way softer than its closer cousin languages like Portuguese a Italian.

CUTE language

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4 Portuguese

Whether from Brazil (Brasil), Africa or, of course, Portugal- it's simply lulling to the ears, no matter where you're from. One of the Romance languages; its structure is great while its soft nasalized tones and "sh" endings are not only easy on the ear, but more than pleasing in their almost sung form. I'd vote it top 5 if not "numero um"!

Most melodic language in the world.

I think Portuguese is the most beautiful language in the world

i love it

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5 Russian

Definitely the scariest white people.

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 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.

All of our gender sound good in this language, not just girls.

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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

Personally, my favourite English accents are both American and British! Love them so much. The most mesmerizing thing about this language is that it has got so many varying/differently sounding accents. All of them, American and British in particular, sound so beautiful and familiar!

As an American, I've heard so many stereotypes about what other languages generally sound like if you have no idea what a person speaking them is saying, but I've always wondered what English sounds like to a person who doesn't speak it.

You'd be surprised the second largest english-speaking country is India. 140 million english speakers there! - JustAnAccount

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7 Japanese

It flows perfectly, though the grammar is a bit difficult to grasp if English is your first language.

The Asians groups and singers are the best music all around the world in this moment

Japanese is one of my absolute favorite languages! It flows very beautifully and singing along with J-pop is not too hard because It's pronunciation, compared to Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, and the other East Asian languages, is pretty simple (plus it isn't tonal like many of the Asian languages tend to be). People think Japanese is whack because it's so hard to learn and understand and grammar rules and bla bla bla but when you look at it and the Romance languages it is much less complicated.

The language is simply beautiful it sounds so beautiful in songs. I am learning it and really loving the experience

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8 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.

Ukrainian has an amazing sound!

Ukrainian is most beautiful language! Ukrainian songs sound really good and they are very magnetic!

Sounds amazing!

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9 Greek

It sounds like all the European languages (Russian, Italian, Spanish... ) together and has a very nice sound.

One of the most beautiful-sounding languages in the world.

I have been to many countries, especially in Europe and Asia. Greek is by far the nicest language. It sounds so cool

I know someone who speaks this language and it sounds so good!

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10 Arabic

It's very beautiful not in a sweet way but it sounds strong and structured with with very unique letters and sounds. Arabic poetry is absolutely breathtaking

Sound great when men speaks arabic

It Is the most poetic classical rich language ever! And has the most divers sound system that isn't in any other language! In other words it is the queen that you will find out after learning it that many words we say is originally Arabic!

As a Arabic speaker,I believe that Arabic is the most magnificent language spoken because it is very diverse and widely speaking with a elegant tone that always makes you want to learn more

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The Contenders

11 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.

Extremely beautiful language. Words have powerful meanings. Sinhala people use less hand gestures and different kind of tones when they talk. Because they don't need them to express what they want to say in Sinhala. It sounds soft and civilized.

Being a native speaker what I adore about my mother tongue is the depth in it especially in literature, it's amazing how in some literary pieces one word with its multiple layers of meaning can give another total different layer of meaning to the whole text. And though it takes time to master the real beauty of the writing ability of it's letters with all the rounds and curves when written well with a good hand I presume it's obviously one of the most beautiful manuscripts ever

Sinhalese are able to speak and write any pronunciation of human voice.

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12 Swedish

When Swedish people talk, it sounds like they're singing. Beautiful!

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.

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.

You see, I have these 3 swedish friends right, and I think them and the country they come from (sweden, obviously) deserve to be 2nd on this list, not 12th but 1st should DEFINITELY be english xoxo thanks

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13 Farsi

When you speak Farsi is very calm the tone isn't high

Beautiful language. If Arabic was sour or bitter, Persian would be sweet!

Arabic is sour! Farsi sounds like some Arab got boozed and smoked some water-pipe and then started speaking.

If its only about how languages sound then I should say yes it sounds good.
Ihim.. it sounds good and this fact is what gave this lang opportunity to evolve and become the body of the biggest tree of languages which they call indo European.. Without being harmonic and having the capability of making endless new words and the sentimental accuracy which this language gives it couldn't spread itself this wide without the point of sword. despite the fact of creative inherent of this language is clearly ascertainable by studying its literature one other point is that this lang was affected by its inhabitants and its environment that caused the fact that this lang can cover a wide range of concepts and it do not need to give a same exact concept several names or to invent several names for different conditions of a same object there for exactly like numeric system it can call an object in different conditions by using close to exact adjectives which is not the same for example in Semitic ...more

Farsi is awesome, one of the most poetic languages of the planet. Unfortunately almost all of Persian books and libraries got burned to the ground by Arabs after they attacked Persia 1300 years ago but right after the Arabs attack Persians started writing books even stronger than before, Poets like Ferdowsi, Rumi, Saadi, Khayyam, Hafez, Rudaki, Saeb and... all were Persian and wrote their books in Farsi. Persians use poems and proverbs coming from those poems in daily life and language.

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14 German

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.)

It simply sounds great, even though I don't understand a word. It sounds somewhat barbaric and I like it.

German expresses what needs to be expressed through well structured word jumbles that are better than just about any other language for conveying a meaning or feeling. Contrary to popular American belief, German is not at all a harsh language, but a soft, refined one. It shouldn't sound like you're choking when you speak German.

Preferred language, seems superior, Ein Kind deutsche ist ein Kind perfekt!

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15 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.

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.

Finnish is 100% phonetic but yet very difficult to learn if you weren't raised with it like I was...and even I cannot deal with it sometimes lol. But as for a language to listen to, in songs especially, it really is one of the very easiest and nicest in my humble opinion

Sexy language..so different so hot..just love it!

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16 Dutch

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

The Dutch language is interesting and easy to learn, because it looks a bit like the English.

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. - MagmaFox

Especially Flemisch... Love all these funny words and sounds!

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17 Chinese

Chinese actually sounds pretty (I am talking about the ones from Beijing, not Taiwan) It is hard to learn the line structure but once you get the hang of it, pronouncing the word is too hard

You will know the beauty of the Chinese language once you have learnt it. I really love the language when I started to learn Chinese since a few years ago.

Chinese is one of the most intelligent languages in the world. It has been developed for more than 5000 years. It is the most beautiful language in the world.

People that can’t speak Chinese doesn’t know how beautiful and magical it is!

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18 Latin

Brilliant language! Flows well as well as sounding nice. I wish it were still spoken today!

Laconic, deep, strict, flexible, beautifully structured.

This beautiful language reflects the magnificence and the power of the civilization that spoke it!

I'm learning Latin rn

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19 Icelandic

Chances are you haven't heard Icelandic, given how small of a country Iceland is. It sounds basically like elvish from the lord of the rings movies (Tolkien based it on Icelandic). Plus it hasn't changed in 1000 years, so it sounds like Vikings. It has an elegant fluidity with a unique edge, and lots of th sounds

This is the most beautiful accent in the world, should be number 1

Sounds like elves talking :-)

If everyone knew about Icelandic, it would absolutely be in the top ten. Listen to Heyr himnasmiðyour for persuasion.

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20 Swahili

This is my favorite language. I love African languages and this one is just the best! I wish it was more widely-spoken because it is so awesome and underestimated. Until then, I have to stick to French.

Probably the best language and easiest in the world. Though not much influence come from East Africa to the rest of the world, I believe the world will love it when they hear it.

Sweetest sounding language in existence. Makes you travel to cool coasts of East Africa. Should be higher in the list

It should be top ten

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