Top 10 Best Sounding Languages

The Top Ten
1 French

C'est la langue d'amour, comme on dit. But really, French has so much variety, history, and literature that it's hard to see what's not to like. It's also easy to learn for English speakers.

As someone born in northern Mexico and a native Spanish speaker who is also fluent in American English, I now live in France and can safely say that French is the most gorgeous language. It is melodic, fluid, and simply amazing. While Italian is more similar to Spanish and Portuguese in terms of shared sounds, spoken French has a unique beauty. The phonetics of all its letters are more beautiful. Listening to music in French is an amazing experience. Even the worst mainstream hip-hop song sounds incredible because of the language. No other language can transform mediocre wordplay into beautiful music the way French does.

A wonderful language spoken by people in many different countries across all continents, French gains its unique charm from marvelous accents and regional variations. These come from African countries, the Caribbean, the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Lebanon, and more. While French is a complex and difficult language to learn, it allows for the expression of emotions in an incredibly precise way. It is a rich language, full of romanticism and love. Although some people may not appreciate anything related to French or France, I'm proud and happy to have learned it and do not share that sentiment.

French contains words that do not have direct translations in any other language, and these often explicitly express situations of love. For example, Retrouvailles describes the feeling you get when you see someone after a long physical separation. It is certainly one of the less annoying languages. Contrary to the belief that 40% of French words are English, it's actually the other way around. Depending on the sources, 40% to 45% of English words have French origins. This counts only words imported directly from French. With some proper research, you can verify these facts online.

2 Italian

At the moment of writing this, Italian and French were at the top of this list, which is great because those were the last two candidates I had to choose from for my next language. French sounds good and is very useful, as it's the second most spoken second language. It opens up a lot of options if you're a traveler.

Regardless of all this, I picked Italian. The energetic and romantic flow of the language was too hard to resist. I traveled around Europe for two months, and you just have to listen to a group of Italians for five minutes to want to join in! Since I already speak English and Spanish, I can afford to pick a "less useful" language.

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

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, which is sad. This language was voted number sixteen on the list of ugliest languages on this same site! The comments are horrendous.

I think many people get confused with dialects like Sicilian and Calabrese when they visit Italy. Italian is heaven! I love being Italian. It's true that we're very arrogant when it comes to our culture - both Italians and Italian Americans. Don't mess with us! Thanks for the 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 fond 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, the most important language to speak. French sounds OK. I especially love the phrases "Bon appétit" and "Bon voyage." However, the language seems to be a bit more difficult to learn than the above three. So there you have it. Besides English, the Latin-based languages stand 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

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 in Spanish yet), and I am from Canada.

Spanish is music to my ears. It sounds great and is so romantic. Anyone who hears 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 it even more. I would easily trade my Armenian and Arabic skills just to be fluent in Spanish. It's an easy language to learn, especially if you already know French, because both languages have similar grammar and words that are almost the same.

I absolutely adore the Spanish language. I've studied it, along with Portuguese and French, and have found it to be the greatest of the three. Not only is it fairly easy to learn for a native English speaker, but it's also phonetic and just overall has a great look and sound.

To top all that off, it's the second most natively spoken language in the world and the third most spoken overall. French is great too, but it has so many silent letters that it can get frustrating. Portuguese is pretty great as well, but not nearly as much as Spanish. If I had to choose a language that should be spoken worldwide, it would definitely be Spanish.

Spanish is beautiful, but there are a lot of harsh sounds, especially in the regions of many Latin American and Caribbean countries where Spanish is spoken. There, you often hear overemphasized harsh syllables or harsh consonant groupings like CH, LL, or hard Ts.

Spanish is like spring after winter. When I hear this beautiful language, it seems to me that my ears start blooming. Surely, it's the most beautiful language to express feelings. I speak Armenian, Russian, Lithuanian, English, and have been learning Spanish for already two years.

Even my mother tongue is not as pretty as Spanish. It also depends on the nation and culture. Spanish speakers are all such amazing and adorable people that I want to be able to communicate with them in their own language.

4 Japanese

Japanese just sounds pleasant for some reason, especially when it comes to voice acting. Japanese is the most pleasant and poetic. I know that some of the girls can have really annoying high-pitched voices, but most of those annoying voices have been left behind in past voice acting.

It's cool that every character they write has meaning, although the same could be said for Chinese or Korean. Some say it's because it's a new language and we're just convincing ourselves, but I've been listening to it since I was a toddler. I've also listened to all sorts of languages, yet I still think Japanese is the best. It's hard to express why I like it so much, but I just love it. Surely, there are many others who understand me.

It is very different from other languages, and whenever someone speaks Japanese, it gives me a calm vibe. I really want to learn it. Although it may be a bit tricky, it will be worth it in the end.

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! 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 person, 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 the "Awa" dialect, which makes you sound like a simple and pure teenage girl, even if you are a 50-year-old, hairy male.

My favorite language is Italian, though.

5 Portuguese

Portuguese is awesome, but the Portuguese from Europe and Africa doesn't sound as good as the Portuguese from Brazil. It is totally different from any other kind of Portuguese spoken worldwide. This is a consequence of the influence that Brazilian Portuguese has received from many other languages, such as Italian, Spanish, German, languages of Brazilian Indigenous peoples, and languages brought from Africa by enslaved individuals. This is what has made Brazilian Portuguese the beautiful language that it is today. Brazilian Portuguese is amazing.

Brazilian Portuguese is sexy. It rolls off the tongue and is kind of hissy, like a breeze of fun to the ears. It's just so chill, the ultimate spontaneous language that's comfortable in its own skin. It's clearly made to be spoken with a carefree smile while enjoying your precious life, which is precisely what the natives do.

It obviously has that cool Latino touch, but it goes beyond that - there's something more, something very unique, a mystery that you just can't put into words. Not to mention, Brazilians are the coolest and warmest people you'll ever meet in your entire life, hands down. That makes you defenseless like a child. Your sorrows just melt away. Again, Brazilian sexiness is out of this world, and their language is no exception.

Portuguese is such a gorgeous language! It's the language of the Prince of Poets, Luís Vaz de Camões. It's so magical, enchanting, sincere, 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 in existence. It sounds so flawless! Whether from Portugal, Brazil, or Africa, it is exceptional when properly written and spoken. It's so beautiful that it makes me cry. Grammar and pronunciation can be very difficult at times, but the effort is totally worth it. Portuguese is pure music! I LOVE IT! And, in my humble opinion, it's much more beautiful than Spanish, but that's just what I think. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

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 teaching it to myself, with a little help from a Brazilian friend, while also 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 structured is simply amazing. Due to its extensive vocabulary, you can express yourself in a sophisticated manner while still being understood. The language has numerous words that have only slight differences in meaning, which enriches your expressions. A number of authors have contributed to this language's richness, most notably Shakespeare, who played a significant role in the development of Early Modern English.

Additionally, there are countless classic love songs written in English. Personally, I view it as a language of love and romance. It has also developed over a long history, reflecting a rich heritage that should be cherished and preserved for future generations.

Furthermore, the culinary heritage that has developed alongside the language adds another layer of richness. When you look at historic architecture throughout England, you can't help but appreciate the perseverance and artistic sensibility of the English people. They are a people ...more

For me, American English is the most beautiful language in the world! This initially comes from the fact that my favorite singer is from New York, and I find her way of speaking truly beautiful. While American English is often considered rougher than the Queen's English, I believe the reality is different. American English has several forms, reflecting the diverse backgrounds of its speakers in the USA. You have the English of Black people, Westerners, New Yorkers, and so on.

For me, the English spoken by New Yorkers represents the pinnacle of the language's sound. It's a mixture of rough and sophisticated elements, which isn't surprising since New Yorkers are generally intelligent people. Though American English may be considered more casual compared to the Queen's English, I love its sound.

I feel like the best part about the English language isn't that it's so widely spoken. Rather, it's because it is so widely spoken that there are tons of different accents among completely native-speaking English countries. This includes very powerful, utterly anglophone nations like America (with all of its dialects), Australia, and Britain.

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 often can't even understand what they're saying because of their accent, English speakers can generally understand what you're saying. 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 ...more

My favorite accent would have to be Estuary English, which serves as an unusual halfway point between Standard English and Cockney English. It's very quick and musical, making great use of pitch for emphasis. Estuary English is an incredibly poetic-sounding variant of the language - both refined and quirky. This truly unique accent offers many benefits to its speakers in both work and social settings.

7 Arabic

Arabic is, hands down, the most beautiful language in the world. Coming from an Indian guy who speaks Bengali and Hindi, I find the structure of this language amazing. I fell in love with it at the age of 7, and now that I'm 18, my love for Arabic will last forever. Each word in Arabic is very precise. For example, the word for punishment in Arabic is "adhaab," which sounds exactly like how torment would sound. Similarly, the word for blessings is "barakah," which sounds exactly like blessings. No other language in the world is as expressive and beautiful as Fus-ha. This is not just my opinion. It is also the opinion of God, without whom there is no deity worthy of worship.

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

It is expressive because, from the sound of each word, you can discern whether the word has a good or bad meaning, a strong or weak meaning. For example, if you hear a couple expressing love for each other in Arabic, your ears would feel happy. Conversely, if you hear a couple fighting, your ears may hurt.

It is powerful because it is rich in vocabulary and has no synonyms, which means each word has a unique meaning.

It is flexible because you can derive many words from the same source. This allows anyone to learn a broad vocabulary just by understanding the source of each word.

It is compact compared to other languages. To test this, you can copy any Arabic text and translate it using any translator into another language. You'll notice the text looks much smaller in Arabic. This compactness is due to several reasons. First, Arabic letters are different, and we use accent signs on each letter, ...more

Arabic is definitely the deepest, most poetic, and most powerful language.

Arabic is the most ancient among all surviving languages to this day. Arabic speakers can still understand poetry or manuscripts older than 20 centuries perfectly. It's expressive in unimaginable ways. One word from this poetic language can take a paragraph to explain in another language. Arabic has the largest number of linguistic roots, with more than 23,000. The next language is English, which has fewer than 4,500 roots. If you count all the living words from Arabic dictionaries, there are more than 12,000,000 words without duplicates. The next living language is English, with 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. Even if you haven't heard Arabic before, you'll notice the perfect poetic sound system. Additionally, as countries there have not yet developed technologically, most of the terms they use are related to nature and village life. Essentially, it is an old, romantic language.

8 Farsi

The only languages that are comparable with Farsi are French and Italian. It's not just because of the grammar and harmony but also the very old and long history of literature in Farsi. For example, a 13-year-old Persian boy can easily understand a poem from 1,000 years ago, while in no European language do we have such a thing.

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

I think Farsi is the most beautiful language I've ever heard. It's like a spoken song. My taste is for soft, flowy language. I would consider Farsi, French, Portuguese, and Gaelic as such. Like the cursive of spoken languages, 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 created 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. Learning or listening to Iranian must be a pleasure.

9 Russian

Russian differs significantly from its Western European counterparts in terms of its study. The language is flexible and boasts clear pronunciation. Its rich vocabulary leaves a lasting impression, and Russian poetry is immensely captivating. The way it is perceived varies greatly from, for example, Shakespearean poetry in English or French poetry. The energy and liveliness of the language are unique. Although it's hard to learn, mastering Russian opens up wonderful prospects. Reading Russian authors in their original language is far more enjoyable than reading translations, as many nuances of the language are simply untranslatable.

I think this language sounds beautiful and is very sexy when women speak it. I love the pronunciation and the accent. The richness of the Russian language is impressive. Not to mention, the challenge of learning their alphabet is both fun and interesting. It is a rather difficult language, especially for me, since I'm Spanish and the two languages have little in common. But the challenge is also what makes it nice. I recommend it.

Russian can communicate ideas and words that can't be conveyed in most other languages, except maybe other Eastern Slavic ones. The language is perfect for poetry. The stresses on the words are very rhythmic, and the grammar allows for rhyming with almost any word. The vocabulary is extensive, with something like 180,000 recognized words, not including the Old Church Slavonic vocabulary, which far surpasses English. However, Greek still has a more visually appealing alphabet.

The Russian language covers ALL the frequencies the human ear can hear. This is why it is the most difficult to imitate for a non-native speaker. A big variety of tonalities in pronunciation make the language very melodical. Songs in Russian sound similar to Italian because most words have vowel endings. Words in Russian are far longer than in English. Although the text may be longer, if you count the number of words for the same text, you'll find that English uses about 10% of words that serve no purpose, like "a" or "the."

10 Sinhalese

Not only does Sinhalese sound beautiful, but its letters are also the most rounded in the world. It is believed that the beauty of Sinhalese letters is due to the language being well-civilized and organized. Some scientists speculate that Sinhalese has been influenced by some unknown source - possibly aliens or something else - due to its uncommon features compared to other languages. Unfortunately, a small number of people use Sinhalese, and it is only an official language 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 when they are 5-6 years old. Many study it rigorously in high schools as well. Many universities in Sri Lanka offer degree programs for Sinhalese language studies.

There are dedicated academic authoritative institutions and figures in Sri Lanka for Sinhalese language studies, such as the "Professor of Sinhalese Language," who research and nurture the language. They also adapt the language for the needs of the 21st century, for instance, by creating new words. As a result, 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. Hence, Natural Sciences like Physics and Chemistry can also be studied in Sinhalese, although it is not very common in Sri Lanka at the 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 in the whole world. This is not true for any other languages in the world. Many people can't pronounce sounds like Sinhalese people can.

I don't believe that the Sinhalese language originally came from North India with North Indian people. We have more than 35,000 years of history for human life in Sri Lanka. We have a very proud and brave history. Many Indian people know this and continue to remember it.

It is a meaningful language that can express ideas without any confusion. It never conveys a double meaning and elaborates everything simply. It also sounds very soft and smooth, creating a lovely atmosphere among the Sinhalese. As I have learned, the richest and most advanced language in the world is Sanskrit. However, in the Sinhala language, there are some words that are derived from Sanskrit. I guess those words have added color, sound, and meaning to this language.

The Contenders
11 Ukrainian

It's a melodic language in which all vowels, sonants, and consonants are so harmoniously intertwined that almost any speech sounds like a song from Auld Lang Syne. I wonder, what if we promote this language as the Champion of Languages?

Ukrainian possesses a magical melodiousness. It is a language with soul and is full of tenderness. It has the power to attract and hypnotize. No other language can capture the depth and variety of feelings that are audible in the Ukrainian phrase "my heart." Unfortunately, neither French with "mon coeur," nor Spanish with "mi corazon," nor English with "my heart" can compare to the Ukrainian equivalent.

Ukrainian is so underrated. I am studying French, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, and Ukrainian, and I find Ukrainian songs to be the most melodious. Music plays a big role, and they are perfect. While my other languages of study are lovely too, there is something special about Ukrainian that I haven't found in Russian, which is why I chose to study it.

The only reason Ukrainian is not ranked number one is due to its lack of global influence. Not only does the language sound beautiful, but the speaker also looks elegant while articulating it, something that can't be said about French.

12 Korean

I speak Hindi, Marathi, English, Urdu, and a little bit of French and Italian. I can also sign in ASL and read Braille. However, out of all of them, Korean is the language I'm obsessed with! I've been learning it for almost three years, and it's amazing. I can write in Korean too. It's so beautiful how the letters symbolize the shape of the tongue. I wish I knew a native Korean speaker so I could practice my skills with them. Nevertheless, Korean is my all-time favorite language, and K-pop is wonderful too.

I'm surprised that this language is not ranked much higher. Maybe in a true poll, the results would be different? I won't delve into the influence of the pop culture this nation has produced - you can just turn on the TV for that. South Korea is polarizing, controversial, and sometimes downright ridiculous. I didn't realize the country's full potential until I decided to stay there for a few months, working different jobs. I highly recommend choosing South Korea as your top priority if you ever plan an Asian trip.

Being born and raised in Los Angeles, I thought we had it all. My perspectives toward Asia changed 180 degrees once I visited South Korea (and Japan as well). No longer can the USA or any other country create false stereotypes out of insecurity. South Korea is a very strong country, and its entire population is ingrained with grit, hard work, and progression.

I'm going on a tangent here, but the language plays a role. South Korea has built its sensible traits - ...more

The thing about Korean is that many Americans hear Koreans speaking loudly but almost never take a good look at the language. Lots of Koreans speak loudly because they prefer to use English, in my opinion, but it can sound really good! It can sound better than Japanese and Italian. Korean has a straightforward, consecutive sound and flows very smoothly. It may not be well-known to many people, so it may be overlooked, but one day, I bet that people will start to see why I like it so much.

I personally love the way Korean sounds. It's super easy to pronounce and it just sounds beautiful to me. Unlike Chinese, another beautiful language, there aren't any harsh tones. What I mean is, it's a lot less harsh-sounding. Japanese is also very beautiful, and I can see why it's ranked #6, but I find it too choppy. Out of all the Asian languages, I have to say that Korean is the one I find most beautiful for sure.

13 Greek

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

It's like a mix of Italian and Russian. When I was in Greece, I was on a train, and two beautiful Greek girls were talking next to me. It was like the cutest language I've ever heard in my life!

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

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, and Cyprus is an island itself.

14 Polish

The language of a strong nation that once upon a time united Eastern European lands into the predecessor of the modern European Union & NATO. A very rich language in sounds, songs, verses, etc.

Polish is a very beautiful, rhythmic language. Poetry and prose written in the language that Chopin spoke captivate the reader with their abundance of linguistic possibilities in conveying thoughts. This is why so many Polish authors and poets have won the Nobel Prize for Literature over 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 while keeping their own language free of foreign words that already have Polish equivalents. This is a sign of a healthy, living language, one that protects its historical roots and will continue to flourish and grow for years to come.

Since Poland is a rising star among the world economies and a fast-approaching European powerhouse, it would be advisable to learn ...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 a passionate cook on his last day before retirement. He knew exactly what he was doing, 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 is a nice country with beautiful people and music, and to me, it's not that hard to learn!

15 Swedish

I am a native Farsi/Persian speaker. I grew up in Australia and am fluent in English. I lived in Turkey for one year and used to be fluent in Turkish but have forgotten a bit over the years. However, I hope to be on top of it again soon. I am currently learning French. I do agree that Farsi is probably the most beautiful language. Whenever I speak Farsi, people who don't know the language often compliment its softness and beauty. It doesn't have too many repetitive sounds or words, unlike Italian, Spanish, Arabic, or Chinese. Its written alphabet is similar to Arabic, but it sounds very different, of course. I would definitely rate Farsi number one, French second, and Turkish third.

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

I can speak basic Swedish and Norwegian, so I know how great they are. Swedish and Norwegian are simple to learn and sound great when pronounced correctly. They are definitely better than English, coming from an English speaker, and I think they should be higher on this list.

The language sounds very sweet, like a mix between German and Italian, or like German without the harshness. Some people say that Swedish is like German spoken underwater. In my opinion, it's the most beautiful of the Germanic languages.

16 German

My native language is German, which is for very intelligent people. It's on par with Ukrainian in terms of vocabulary richness and grammatical complexity. One almost unique feature of German is that you can string many words together to create perhaps a new expression. It's very harmonic - soft for soft expressions and hard for the hard ones. It perfectly captures the German mood: work, work, work, and then beer or wine. Discipline is key. If you're going to be loved, the language feels smooth. If you're going to be insulted, it sounds scary. Alongside Ukrainian, it's the best language to express your feelings perfectly.

I speak English and French fluently, but I believe German is probably the best language and always will be. German is a language for people who are realists and to-the-point. It is a language to be respected. It's not a language for wimps. It is very complex and requires a complex mind to master it. It also has the best-sounding consonants. Basque is my second favorite because it sounds very pretty and has cool consonants like German. The only downside is that it 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. Its grammar is easy, and it has a simple way of combining words to make compound terms. It is a straightforward language and can sound serious. That said, it can also sound very sweet, with its vocabulary full of thought, and it's never confusing or barbaric. As an English speaker, I found it fun and easy to learn German, and I think it's the best language for anyone to learn. The only reason I believe this language has a bad reputation is because of World War II.

If you listen to German being sung, it sounds beautiful and not harsh at all. Remember that a vast majority of Baroque, Classic, and Romantic composers and poets spoke German. It's as if the language was created for music because it goes smoothly with the soft tunes of all these classical pieces. It also harmonizes well with worship hymns. Don't forget, Martin Luther was not only a religious advocate but also a composer.

17 Tamil

Tamil is one of the oldest surviving languages, 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 around 300 BC. Tamil is the only Indian language, apart from Sanskrit, that has evolved independently. While every language has some Sanskrit influence, Tamil does not. In the early 21st century, more than 66 million people were Tamil speakers. UNESCO has declared Tamil a classical language. Apart from being the name of the language, Tamil also means things like beauty, sweet, and natural. Finally, I am proud to be a Tamil.

There are two versions of Tamil:

1. Proper, grammatically correct Tamil, which is arguably the most beautiful-sounding language in the world.
2. 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 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. However, some people who don't know anything about languages and history claim that Tamil is the mother of all languages. This is absurd. No one denies the fact that Tamil is the oldest one and is also the parent language of the Dravidian language family. Tamil is only related to other Dravidian languages like Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Tulu. It is not related to any other languages that belong to different language families. Being the oldest language doesn't make Tamil the mother of all other languages.

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

18 Mandarin Chinese

If you actually take the time to listen to it and pick out the individual sounds and intonations, 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 familiar. But once you learn to recognize just a few of the most common words and phrases, you'll be amazed at how great it sounds.

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

You can't appreciate it because you've never tried to learn it.

It is actually a really nice language because I know how to speak it, and it's fun. I'm only 34 years old and I enjoy it a lot! Once you learn it, you don't want to forget how to speak it.

19 Romanian

It is such a beautiful language, but it is so rarely heard. It's almost hidden and unknown. It's one of those languages where, if you hear it spoken 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 I haven't had that feeling with any one of them before. It definitely deserves a higher spot.

Why isn't Romanian ranked 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 is by far my favorite language. Just speaking it makes you feel like you're speaking French, Italian, and Spanish all in one! It is such a beautiful language, even when spoken by both males and females. It can be both rough and soft, cool and cute. It's the best language in the world :)!

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

20 Finnish

Finnish is a beautiful language that deserves the number one spot! It is exotic, unique, and wonderful in all aspects. You can look at other European languages and compare them, but Finnish stands out as a language of its own, which is great. Its mesmerizing tone and lyrical words make me think. I speak English and Spanish, but nothing compares to Finnish. Not to mention, J.R.R. Tolkien based his language on 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. Its 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 sounds very soft. There aren't many 'ch' sounds, which also contributes to its softness. The language 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. J.R.R. Tolkien made Elvish sound like Finnish because he thought it was beautiful.

21 Albanian

One of the oldest languages in Europe is Albanian. If you didn't know, ancient Pelasgians and later, Illyrians, used this language. Today, it is still used with little to no change from ancient Albanian. People from these different time periods could probably communicate with each other if they could travel through time. The language sounds beautiful and is easy to learn.

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

Albanian is one of the oldest languages in the world, and as such, it's unique. It's very melodic and a beautiful language. However, it's difficult for non-Albanians to learn the language due to its complex grammar.

It sounds awesome, even though it has some difficult letters to spell. Learning to speak it may be a bit challenging, but you will love it.

22 Thai

It's very tonal but less complex than Chinese and Vietnamese in terms of tones. Among the tonal Asian languages, Thai should be the easiest for a 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 the swear words.

Truly, Thai is the runner-up for best-sounding languages in Southeast Asia, after Bahasa Indonesia. It has a sound similar to Jamaican Rastafari. It's so true that the Thai language never gives up!


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

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

23 American English

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

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

24 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 makes 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 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.

Beautiful language, easy to learn, and lovely to hear. No exaggerated accents. I honestly thought it would be ranked higher.

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