Top 10 Favorite Accents of People Speaking the English Language

The Top Ten
1 Irish

The Irish accent is the best! I don't like the Belfast one, though. Sometimes people from other countries don't understand me, but they still say they love my accent! I don't like the English one. It's too proper!

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

Love being from Belfast.

My Canadian boyfriend loves my accent. It turns him on so much. And everyone loves our accent!

2 Queen's English

When most Americans say British, what they really mean is Received Pronunciation, i.e., the Queen's English. It's called Received because it's how you'd generally teach pronunciation to a foreigner. But within the British Isles, there are so many different dialects and accents: Cockney, Scouse, Geordie, Brummie, Welsh, Scottish (where I'm from), Cornish, Yorkshire, etc. No one but a foreigner would assert that there is one single British accent.

I don't belong to Britain, but the British accent is literally flawless as it doesn't make you stress over words and lets it flow naturally. It sounds cool and impressive.

Though no accent can make you sound perfect in English, this accent is highly learned by non-native speakers as it makes them feel more confident while talking in English.

3 Russian

I love the sound of the Russian language. It comes from such a different place in the voice from English. While English is spoken from the throat, Russian is more of a chesty language.

I love the Russian accent because it is 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.

4 Scottish

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

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

Nice and pleasant to listen to. Wondering why it's in 3rd place. Clearly the best accent so far.

5 Australian

Haha, I'm Aussie too. I'm also proud of my accent. Many people who moved from different countries to my school say that Aussies have such a clear way of speaking.

I have no idea if the rest of the country has different accents since I've only lived in Sydney. I suppose people in ACT and the Sunshine Coast have a slightly different accent, maybe?

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.

6 Japanese

Yes, and he is really sexy and pretty. I like it when he sang on Soul Eater for the opening.

It's adorable when it's not overexerted.

7 German
8 French

My lover is French with such a charming accent. What I didn't know before is that the French do love accents from other people, whether they speak French or not. I improve my French, which is one of the richest languages, and people always love my accent. Thanks, France.

I like the 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 precise living language.

Such an elegant and charming accent. It is nice and timid. This is perfect! British accents are super annoying!

9 Jamaican

Wonderful accent. I don't understand how people confuse our accent with the Trini accent. Here's something fun to say: "Wah yuh deh pan?" = "How are you doing/What's up with you?"

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

Actually, I'm Jamaican, and a Jamaican accent goes like this: Gyal guh round a di next door supamarket and buy two orange fi mi nyam, which means Girl, go to the next door supermarket and buy me some oranges to eat.

10 Italian

The Italian accent sounds so enthusiastic and romantic without even trying to be.

It's music to my ears! I could listen to it all day.

The Contenders
11 Swedish

Believe it or not, it's incredibly difficult to imitate a Swedish accent.

12 Indian

Sorry, the Indian accent is better than the American but not better than the British. British English is really sexy and lovable.

I am Indian with a British accent, and I love that. Indians, listen up: Hindi is best, but not Indian English.

The Indian accent is a mixture of Hindi and other nonsensical words. This accent really makes students struggle to understand English. Many English-medium students from India are better in Hindi or other Indian languages.

Indian English sounds ridiculous, often coming off as selfish because people think speaking in Indian English means you're educated. No language makes you educated. Sometimes, it's really funny.

Please don't ruin English. Also, speak in Hindi with other Indians so that communication will be better, and the pride of the nation will be enhanced.

13 New Zealand

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

Properly educated New Zealand accents put it over Aussies. There just aren't enough of us to vote for New Zealand.

It's pretty much the Australian accent, but a little less whiny.

14 New York

I just love how calm it sounds, despite being from a crazy state.

Sure, it's not a country, but it still has its own accent.

"New Yorkers love it, you will too."

- Snapple

I adore New York accents!

15 Canadian

Canadian urbanites sound more polished and clearer than rural Canadians. Canadians generally have very good enunciation when they speak, which makes them easy to understand. Of course, in some areas, there are regional dialects that are heavy and not as easily understood.

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

Beautiful. It's a posher American accent. Michael Bublé's speaking voice is like velvet on my ears.

16 Norwegian

The Norwegian accent is beautiful and attractive. It's a perfect accent to listen to.

17 New Jersey

People refer to the "Jersey" accent as being the distinct accent of some communities in the Northeast of the state. Travel 30 minutes south, and that accent disappears and doesn't reappear anywhere else in the state. Not everyone in the state sounds like a Guido.

18 American Deep South

I like the Southern accent, especially from Virginia and Georgia. I don't know why. They are good states with good people.

The South is great. People are funny and sweet.

I have a very Southern accent. I'm from Georgia. So, me and a friend (who is from Canada) went to Florida, the next state. She had to translate because they didn't understand me. That wasn't right at all.

The sounds out of Dixieland are the best on the continent. From the drawls to the twangs, Southern speech has everything needed to showcase the most beautiful elements of English.

19 Cornish
20 Icelandic

I personally just think it sounds really cool. I know a lot of people with a variety of different accents because I live in quite a diverse place. I have friends with Scottish, Italian, and Polish accents, but Icelandic is by far my favorite! I myself have a British accent.

To me personally, it's one of the most beautiful and relaxing accents.

21 Southern

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

22 Geordie
23 Polish
24 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.

I'm Welsh, and personally, I think it's the best accent ever! There's the posh Welsh accent in North Wales and the amazing South Walian accent in South Wales.

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

25 South African

I'm South African, and I love all the SA English accents, from the Afrikaans, Zulu, and Coloured accents. But I'm guessing people here voted for the ones higher-educated South Africans speak, which is more uniform and formal.

The accent is very unique. It sounds Australian. Most South Africans I've met are white, but the place is so diverse, much like the U.S.

We speak clearly and also have a few cool, catchy slang terms of our own.

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