Favorite Accents of People Speaking the English Language

The Top Ten

1 British

There's so many kinds of accents in Britain, it needs to be narrowed down a bit.

The accent in the south east of Britain is the best. However the people up north don't actually speak English, they merely point at things and make grunting noises.

There is no exact 'British accent' as Britain is made of multiple different accents but I think the one you're referring to is the southern English accent which I agree is the nicest accent

I hate this accent - Har-Jak

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2 Irish

I would have voted for the geordies if they had been here. I think its fantastic that you can have such diversity in language that sometimes you have no idea what people are saying. there seems to be more differences of accent in the uk than there is in america... Surfer speak would have been good too... Dude - Cantonez

I think an Irish woman speaking English is the most sensual sound there is around. Italian and American Southern would be right behind the Irish. - mgenet

What the hell... Irish? Really? Is this a joke? The English accent is the best!

Northern Ireland (8/10)
The West of Ireland (9/10) My accent
Dublin (10/10)
Munster (-3/10) Should be banned
All in all a good mix - Har-Jak

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3 Scottish

Greatest accents in the world the way they pronounce words and roll their R's. I wish I could talk like a them.

I am Scottish but I don't sound Scottish, but some of my friends that don't speak Scottish say my accent is pretty strong. Best accent by far!

Good Old Scottish Accent one of the best I have to say should climb up the ladder!

Great accent but not fantastic - Har-Jak

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4 Russian

Russian accent is great I think

Russians sound so bad ass when they speak English

I love the Russian accent because it is just very rough and tough sounding but it is still very graceful and beautiful.

I have a thick Russian accent. Everybody hates it and nobody ever knows what I'm saying.

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5 German

Why are you saying little information on German accents you don't even the reason

I like a lot the German accent

When you say Nine,you literally spell it like Nein.

Ve haf vays of making you talk...

Ach mein got I haf done done a poopoo in mein lederhosen!

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6 Australian

I agree, even though I'm an Ozzie, I have to say I'm proud to have this accent. I never knew how strong it actually was until I spoke to a couple of Europeans who couldn't understand a word I was saying but said that they loved my accent, all the same lol.

ozzie ozzie ozzie
oh yeh the chicks love it a verbal aphrodesiac - djperth

I have an Australian accent (I have lived here my whole life) and in different parts of the country there are slightly different accents. I think the Northern Territory has a stronger accent than the rest of Australia, but I'm not 100% sure.

My God are all the people who voted for this accent are wrong
It is infuriating - Har-Jak

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7 French

My lover is French with a so charming accent.
What I didn't know before is that French do LoVe accents form other people who speak French or not. I Improve my French which is one of the richest language and people always love my accent. Thanks France.

I like French accent it's so charming and shy, it's like the French they so adore my English accent when I try to speak this difficult but so precise living language.

Because I like french accent.

French girls ouiii

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8 Japanese

Takanori Nishikawa's accent is the cutest thing in the world! - Sugoi

The coolest accent in the world - ronluna

Yea and he is really sexy and pretty. I like it when he sung on soul eater for the opening.

Ling ling is my name

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9 Swedish

I fell almost like british. because I love british accent

Believe it or not, it is incredibly difficult to imitate a Swedish accent. - Kolobanov

I just love swedish people because I'm one

Sounds neutual

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10 Italian

It sounds so wrong and raucous, a real bawler to hear, absolutely atrocious for our ears.

HEYYYYYYYYY! What you doing ha?! Just hillarious - manya93

An Italian speaking English what a big joke.

Sounds sexy with chicks. - jrodz

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The Contenders

11 Jamaican

"Do you want to go smoke some pot? "
"No"
"I think you do mon"
hahahahaha The Office is hilarious! - 3anegroes

Wow, I find it really cool how they talk... It's like my neighbor-- no, he doesn't say "Mon", but, close enough.

Best and most unique in the world

Ya Man - Har-Jak

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12 Indian

Indians are the most beautiful and clever people in the world. Your brilliant complexion and tanned skin tone really compliments their unique features.I am not Indian however every night I pray to Lord Jesus the Saviour in hopes that one day I will meet the love of my life and he will be Indian and when we make love he will yell in his sweet sweet Indian accent.

Damn, I love Indian accent! Reminds me of raj koothrappali from big bang theory! His accent is the best thing about the show.

The Indian accent is the best of all! I've got no clue how other people rank accents but I rank them according to their flow, the comfortability level of understanding and most important of all.. Clarity... The Indian accent excels in all these factors!

Best accent

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13 New Zealand

The kiwi accent does not sound like an Australian accent. HUGE DIFFERENCE

I'm the only person out of my family and friends who is able to detect the differences between a New Zealand and Australian and Canadian and American accent. I love different accents and dialects. I'm so fascinated by them. - Britgirl

I'm kiwi I didn't think we had an accent but apparently we do...

The New Zealand accents sounds just gorgeous to me

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14 New Jersey

People refer to the "Jersey" accent as being the distinction accent by some communities in the North East of the state. Travel 30 min South and that accent disappears and doesn't reappear anywhere else in the state. Not everyone in the state sounds like a Guido.

15 New York

Yeah. Totally a country

Ya, like totally NYC.

Coffee baby

"New Yorkers love it, you will too."
-Snapple
I adore New York accents!

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16 Welsh

The Welsh accent is one of the most beautiful-sounding, melodic, lyrical and calming accents in the world. Thank you, Welsh people, for you have given Earth a gift in every word you say.

What can I say other than it's the best accent in the world!

Beautiful sounding accent, I could listen to it all day!

The greatest accent on earth. So underrated - Har-Jak

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17 South African

It is unique, almost similar to an american accent

We speak the clearest queens accent in the world compared to the American and the everyday brit

Absolutely beautiful! I am in love with this accent.

Love their accents, it's like almost British but more relaxed.

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18 Canadian

I'm from Canada, and personally I find we do say "eh", and our words slur together in a sexy way. Long Live Canadians!

I'm Canadian I feel like the accent is a more polite version of an American accent.

Yes they are so cool more maple syrup

Canandian accent is very easy to understand than any other accent

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19 Filipino

Yes. I'm a filipino and once I had a phone call with my customer, he doesn't even know where I come from and guess what? He told me "you know what, I like your accent. It sounds cool." Philippines has 127 dialects, we use our national language to understand people from other places all over the country, not rarely we speak English as well so we can understand everybody.

I agree, Philippines has the most neutral accent all over the world, very easy to understand as compared to other countries in the world. Filipinos can speak excellent English and as well as tagalog. The Philippines has 127 dialects but they can stll understand and speak better English with neutral accent.

Filipinos can speak pretty good english with a good accent people from whichever country can easily understand. I think they talk cute. Love the Filipinos.

Since Americans lived. stated In the Philippines for long years. I believed most of my fellow Filipinos speaks, sounds and accent like Americans. Although accent for me is not that so important, as long you speak English fluently, effectively. With proper Articulation, pronunciation, expression enough to be understood. English is the second language in my country, Philippines are the best speaking English people in ASIA. I'M PROUD TO BE A FILIPINO and as DTM... Distinguish Toast Master during my time in PH👍👌😄

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20 Icelandic

It is one of the most beautiful and relaxing accents to me personally.

Just listen to Bjork talk about her T.V.. You'll get it

21 Polish

WubWoofWolf, enough said

22 Ukrainian

It's definitely not similar to any counrties even Russian. I am ukrainian and I don't have a ukrainian accent but ours is like using some letters from our alphabet than using English letters, stuff like that

23 Oxford

I'm Australian and find that people who have spent years living in or near Oxford, have the clearest English accents. This accent is also gentle, making it easy to listen to, unlike some American accents that are clear but sound very harsh to me.

24 Dutch

You can never get rid of the Dutch accent, and I'm sure a lot of people hate it, but every time I hear someone speaking English with a Dutch accent it makes me kinda happy

The Dutch accent is very pretty, listen to Simone Simons speak, it's very relaxed and smooth, it's like French mixed with German. Dutch is also a pretty language

I just love it c:

25 Trini

Hey, it's my accent... Most people aren't familiar with it. Some mistake it for Jamaican. Can't imagine why though. But those that are lucky enough to hear it... Love it.

Beautiful accent, it's like a song to my ears. I can't imagine it being mistaken for Jamaican. - Reception

I am canadian and I moved to Trinidad the accent is sometimes hard to understand

Because ninki manaj

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26 American

American has good accent ever than any country

It's actually different from british

American male accents are hot.

I'm a scouser but the American accent is the best for me I love it

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27 Barbados

Lovely accent

28 Spanish

Why isn't this up higher on the list? Spanish speakers, from Spain, have a beautiful accent.

It is so beautiful, I feel like crying

I like the Spanish accent

The best one by far

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29 Nigerian

Nigerian accent is so sexy, I love it.. people do the wrong Nigerian accent a lot.. An educated Nigerian speak so sexy

I love the Nigerian accent. So exotic and sexy

It's the sexiest. No argument

It's so easy to use

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30 Greek

Greek accent is just amazing when a Greek speaks English with this cute unique accent is just wonderful - matty101

31 Yorkshire

I just love the way this accent sounds.

32 Portuguese

I mean it's so cool

beautiful

Alec Fane, Native English (British) Author and Poet
Written Aug 22, 2015
My first thought was "sexy" but that's subjective and probably not the answer you're looking for.
Laura Brewwer has given a pretty good clinical answer, I'll try to round out the image with a more poetic one.

Brazilians tend to speak with an almost musical flow that seems to be common to romance languages. With the occasional discordant note where they struggle with proper pronunciation. (Usually with the hard Germanic elements.) The deeper male voice tends to produce a sound like a poetry recital, while the higher female voice almost seems to sing rather than speak.
English is quite a blocky language, and spoken by native speakers, it's a big square building made of big square bricks. Brazilians speak it in such a way as to add sweeping, graceful arches, delicately carved columns, and bright flowering gardens. They add beauty and rhythm to what is otherwise a rather plain and flat language.

33 Cajun
34 Arabic

Great accent I know a lot of people with that accent

It actually sounds cuter than you think

Arabic best accent =)

35 Creole

Amazing accent,especially the haitian creole accent

36 Geordie

Like a Perrie Edwards.

Like Ant & Dec

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USA is a dumb country

Yea

BEST damn ACCENT FOR THE BEST damn COUNTRY BITCHES

38 Thai

Thai people speak English so funny

39 Scouse

come you all know you cant beat a abit of scouse

The Scouse accent is the best. So do one you wools

Best accent ever

40 Northern Ireland

I have a strong 'norn Irish' accent and every country I go to people love it. - wolphert

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41 Romanian

Love it!

AWESOME LANGUAGE!

42 Chinese

I can do a Chinese accent myself (being surrounded by people who have genuine ones) so it's rather annoying when people attempt this accent and go Chinese people say other as UDDER!

43 Cockney

Worst british accent it sounds awful - Somedude8

Oi love, don't knock your noggin on the roof. Wash your pegs than, Eh

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44 Singaporean

The lovely, soft accent resulting from those who speak fluent Madarin or Cantonese, at home, speaking English with a subtle British accent.

Great

45 Vietnamese

Vietnamese accent is so cute

It's so hard to understand their English accent

46 Brooklyn

Newsies all the way!

47 Argentinian
48 Hawaiian

I'm not really that much of a fan of my homeland's accent, but I have a thick American accent, and the Hawaiian accent gets kind of old to hear after a while.

I like Hawaiian accent it sounds good to me

I'm from Hawaii and it's like pigeon

49 Minnesotan

You betcha!

50 Southern

I have a southern belle accent myself, and I have to say I really really like it!

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