Top 10 Best Sounding Languages

The Top Ten
1 French

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!

The most beautiful language on earth.
The soft pronunciation and senile grating soothe the soul like the twittering of a little bird.

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.

There are words in French that do not translate into any other language that explicitly express situation of love. For example. Retrouvailles: the feeling you get when you see someone after a long physical separation. Surely one of the less annoying language.

And when saying that 40% of French words are English, you must learn that it's the contrary, 40% (even 45% depending of sources) of English words have French origins. With around 80,000 words, and here we count only words imported directly from French. By searching correctly, you will find these facts on internet.

2 Italian

Italian is a very sing-songy language. it is still managers to sound soothing even when the person speaking is being is being a little harsh. It doesn't have as much of that like Arabic borrowed sounds like Spanish does which can be can be really really grating.

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'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!

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.

3 Spanish

Spanish is beautiful, but there are a lot of harsh sounds especially for the regions of a lot of latin American and Caribbean Spanish speaking spanish speaking countries , where you overemphasize harsh syllables like or harsh consonant groupings like CH or LL hard Ts.

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.

4 Japanese

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.

I'm a perfect French (first language) and English speaker. I'm quite good in German too though not fluent. Japanese appears to me as one of the most beautiful languages. I don't know if it's just because I've been listening to a lot of mangas oder just their music instead of getting more actual conversations, but from my point of view it's so beautiful I couldn't wait anymore and started taking courses.

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

For me, American English is the most beautiful language of the world! Initially, it comes from that my favorite singer is from New York, and her way of speaking is really beautiful. 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!

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

I speak English and I think it is beautiful. It may be a little hard to learn at first, but it is great. Especially British English, where the words are seperated and the accent is wonderful.

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 Russian

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 can communicate ideas and words that can't be communicated in all other languages except maybe the other eastern Slavic ones. The language is perfect for poetry, the stresses on the words are very rhythmic and the grammar can make it possible to rhyme any word. The vocabulary is huge, something like 180,000 recognized words not including the old church Slavonic vocabulary, which dwarfs English. Greek still has a better looking alphabet though.

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 vowels—É-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".

9 Farsi

The only languages that are compareable with Farsi , are French and Italian . It's not just because of the grammer and harmony , but the very old and long history of Literature in Farsi . For example , a 13 year-old Persian boy can simply understand a poem from 1000 years ago , while in no Europian language we have such thing

"Farsi" actually is a dialect, not a language, the official English name of this poetic language is "Persian". As a native speaker of this language who is a polyglot and also unbiasedly believes "Italian" is the best sounding language of the word, I still see "Persian" as the second.

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.

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.

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.

It is a meaningful language which can express ideas without any confusion. It never gives a double meaning and elaborates everything simply. Also it sounds very soft and smooth, making a lovely atmosphere among Sinhalese. As I learnt, the most richest and advanced language in the world is the Sanskrit. However in Sinhala language there are some words that are derived from Sanskrit, into it. So I guess those words have added colour, sound and meaning to this language.

The Contenders
11 Greek

Greek provides the roots for many languages - most of them well sounding languages. So by definition, it is a language that sounds well itself.

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.

Its like mixed Italian with Russian when I was in Greece I was in the train and 2 beautiful greek girls were talking next to me and it was like the cutest language I've ever heard in my life!

It has a certain musicality (especially in the islands).
It has open and clean sounds, depicting the structure of the countries where it is spoken (Greece has many islands, Cyprus is an island itself).

12 Ukrainian

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.

If Ukrainian were a better known language it would easily be in the top three (if not number one). It is an audible mix of French vowels and Russian consonants; soft to the ear and hard to the mind, if you can imagine that. The language is very melodic and it isn't all soft sounds like French, but it isn't angry sounding like Russian.

13 Korean

So soft and smooth, I love Korean. Beautiful language for sure! Much greetings from a Mexican American Korean learner. K-pop and K-dramas are awesome. Ever heard of BTS?

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'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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The thing about Korean, many Americans hear Koreans screaming, but they almost never take a good look at it. Lot's of Koreans use it loudly because they prefer to use English (from my opinion), but it can sound really good! Can sound better than Japanese and Itallian! It has a straight forward, consecutive sound to it and goes by very smoothly. It may not be known to many people so it may be all the way down here, but one day, I bet that people will start to see why I like it so much.

14 Polish

Polish is a very beautiful rhythmic language. Poetry and prose written in the language that Chopin spoke captivates the reader with its abundance of linguistic possibilities in conveying thoughts. This is why so many Polish authors and poets have won the Nobel Prize for literature through out the years. Spoken Polish is extremely elegant and light to the ear. The vocabulary is phenomenal and the selection of descriptive words is overwhelming. Kudos to the Poles for their amazing achievement of incorporating borrowed words into Polish from English and historically in the past from French, German and Italian, all the while keeping their own language clean of foreign words that already have Polish equivalents to express thought. This is a sign of a healthy, living language which protects its historical roots and one that will flourish and grow for years to come. Since Poland is a rising star amongst the world economies and a fast approaching European power house , it would be advisable ...more

Russian with the whipped cream topping left intact. A chocolate coating added. Sugar sprinkles, little candles on top, paper streamers, even fireworks! A language like a ridiculous eight-tier wedding cake, prepared in a well-stocked kitchen by an impassionate cook on his last day before retirement. Who knew exactly what he did, why he did it and that he'd saved for last a most improbable treat indeed.

Polish is the best language in the world Poland nice country with beautiful people and music and to me not that hard to learn!

I must say nothing soothes my aching soul more than a beautiful Polish woman speaking her mother tongue.

15 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.

16 German

German is a wonderful language. I am still learning it but I love the way the words sound and how the roll off the tongue . It's fantastic! I was disappointed at how low German was listed on this list.

I'm a native English speaker, but I think German just has the loveliest vowel sounds. Its diphthongs are so satisfying, and the "ch" consonant (as in "ich") is very nice as well. I'm currently studying Japanese, but if I had to choose another language to study I'd choose German in a heartbeat. It gets a bad rap for sounding harsh, but growing up I had a few friends who spoke various dialects of German at home and I never thought it sounded harsh.

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.)

17 Latin

A truly elegant language, the base of many other languages, including French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and, of course, English. These are referred to as 'romance languages', if you did not know. It is not very complex. Now, you may be thinking, "That is just because we speak a language inspired by it.". Well, actually, ever language I know of has a form that uses the symbols used in Latin. One such example of this is the language of Japaneses 'Roomaji' (Ro-ma-jee). Some examples of beautiful words of the Latin language are caeruleus (blue), calidus (warm), poma (apple), lac (milk), pectoris (heart), and os (mouth).

Flexible, sophisticated and precise. It seems to me it must be the western language in which you can express ideas with the minimum number of sounds. Italian, Spanish, French are poor cousins. But, on the other hand, Latin is almost useless nowadays, so I would go with Spanish for pure practical reasons.

Roma Caput Mundi. Rome is the world. These words have power and a sense of finality. The pure language spoken by the most civilised nation of our history

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

18 Tamil

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.

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.

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.

19 Mandarin Chinese

If you actually take the time to listen to it and pick out the individual sounds and intonation, even without knowing the language, it sounds quite graceful. The problem is, Chinese people speak so fast, that upon initial contact with the language, it sounds like a bunch of noise. Also, the language is so drastically different from English, that you never hear a word that sounds like anything you already know. But once you learn to recognize just a few of the most common words & phrases, you'll be amazed at how great it sounds.

It gives me a nostalgic feeling, even if I have no connections to it.

You can't appreciate it, because you never try to learn it.

Mandarin is not Chinese! It's manchurian!

20 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 :)!

I like this language more than Spanish, because it sounds like Italian and both sound more beautiful than Spanish and they are Latin languages. Even the Spanish is spoken widely and it sounds beautiful, I really don't like it.

21 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.

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.

I know English, Spanish, German, Finnish, French and Norwegian, and I think Finnish is definitely the most beautiful. JRR. Tolkien made Elvish sound like Finnish because he thought it was beautiful.

22 Hebrew

Hebrew is one of the oldest and a great language. It's the language in which Jewish texts and Holy Bible is written. But Hebrew is not the oldest one, because Hebrew is an Afro-Asiatic language and there are many other languages that predates Hebrew, like the ancient Egyptian. Some one said that it's the mother of all other languages which is not true. But Hebrew is one of my favourite language, it's the official language of Israel and it's the only language that got revived after being extinct for so many years. I want to learn Hebrew.

Once you give it the time of the day it will become more beautiful than anything on this list. Nothing sonds more soothing than Hebrew music.
Plus it's the language in which God communicated to his people in the bible. So learning it will give you a completely different understanding of scripture.

It's both extremely simple and extremely deep and multi-faceted at the same time. It's unlike any other language for that characteristic and it's sonority is very sing-song, soft-sounding and unique.

Hebrew is unique in its ability to be read without being understood. When spoken properly, it flourishes in a harmonious blend of power and grace.

23 Albanian

One of the oldest languages in Europe is Albanian, if you don't know, Ancient Pelasgians and later, Illyrians used this language, and today is used too, almost no change or a little of ancient "Albanian", these people could probably talk to each other if they could travel through time (Pelasg-Illyrian-Albanian). Its sounds beautiful, and it's easy to learn.

I've heard Albanian last week for the first time and... WOW! I fell immediately in love with it! It is very underrated in my opinion, because it has everything that a perfect language is supposed to have!

Albanian is one of the oldest languages in the world and as such its unique. Its very melodic, and very beautiful language. Hard for non Albanians to learn the language, has a lot of grammar

It sounds awesome even though it has some hard letters to spell. It is a bit hard learning to speak it but you will love it.

24 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!


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.

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

25 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.

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