Top 10 Best Sounding Germanic Languages

The Top Ten


I am a swede myself so I will look at this language as objectively as possible. From what I'm pretty sure, I feel as if swedish is the clearest scandinavian language, in that it's easy to comprehend with the neutral sounds and phonetics. It also does though sound a little bland, if I do say so myself. - darthvadern

Swedish is not beautiful. Swedish has geminated vowels, and when somebody pronounces a word with gemination in Swedish, they sound like they're retarded, or their speech is lagging as a sequel from a brain stroke. Geminations don't work with Germanic languages, which tend to have tons of consonant clusters. Lengthened vowels (Gemination) + Consonant cluster: big NO NO!
Compare the geminations in a more melodic, clusterless language like Japanese, and then in Swedish, and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Swedish is the most beautiful language I've ever heard, French and Danish are close honorable mentions!

I'm learning Swedish right now and I love it. The language is so clearly structured, yet it flows beautifully when spoken.


Norwegian definitely is the best sounding germanic language. It's a little like a less serious swedish, but that also makes it more pleasant to the ears, almost as if the norwegians are more fun people. Really like its sound. - darthvadern

Sounds like a Swedish with a Happy tone

Norwegian should be number 1. It's way better than Swedish.

Seriously, Norwegian sounds better than German!


Not a particularly big fan of german personally. I've always found it too harsh and annoying to listen to, no offense to germans. Although it does sound a little epic too I guess... - darthvadern

German sure has some of the best songs there, the language was meant to be sung.

German is the most beautiful sounding language I have ever learned. ( I can speak German, Italian, Spanish, English, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Korean, Greek and Danish fluently ), yes not too much it is enough for me.

I like it for it's formality. I picture an accomplished scientist or author when I hear it.


There are loads of dialects but the standard brittish english variant is amazing. It sounds incredibly sophisticated and pleasant, and I'm a fan of the wide vocabulary. Pretty awesome! - darthvadern

English sounds nothing like German, thank goodness. There's no such thing as Australian, American and British English - they're ALL English but Australian, American and English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish ->i.e. British, all have different accents.

Whats with the us flag English comes from england!

There's Australian, American and British English. For some reason I speak a bit of all.
Favourite odor is nonsense. - BorisRule


Super underrated. The most archaic language of the north germanic languages, sounding almost exactly like the language of the vikings. It also sounds really interesting and cool! - darthvadern

Pleasurable to listen to

Icelandic is bootiful ;OOO

Such a beautiful and under-appreciated language. So sad how such few people know about it. Lengi lifi ├Źsland!


From my perspective, I've always felt as if Dutch is a lesser harsh and more generic version of German (no offense Userguy44). I do like it more than german though. - darthvadern

The language sounds way different than the other Germanic languages, it's just so unique, nice, warm and "gezellig". They say Dutch has the richest vocabulary in the world. I use it as a argument against people who say my language is ugly both spoken and written. If you don't like how the sentence sounds, just use another word with the same meaning which does sound nice. The sentence can also look more appealing to the eye after you replaced a word. Sorry if my post is a bit messy, I'm not always good at explaining my opinion.

Dutch sounds way different than other Germanic languages, it's just so unique, nice, warm and "gezellig". They also say Dutch has the richest vocabulary in the world. I use it as an argument against people who say my language is ugly. If you don't like how to sentence sounds, just use another words which does sound nice. The sentence can also look more appealing to the eye after you replaced the word. - Silvester32

This language some people think this language sound beautiful but not as beautiful,but it sounds cool


Aah, our brothers of the south, having a bit of an obsession with potatoes in the throat lol. Jokes aside, I don't particularly like the danish language. It's cool if I do say so myself but like Geography Now put it, it's like the last few syllables of any word is kinda removed in speech, in "laziness".

Danish sounds very nice, but it's very hard to pronounce.

Danish and German

All the Scandinavian languages are beautiful


Afrikaans sounds pretty cool. Although it is the least mutually intelligeble language speaking from a swedish perspective, I quite like the sound of it. It's like dutch, but at the same time you have this african influence, giving the language a sort of obscure and interesting touch. Quite cool! - darthvadern

Beautiful language which unfortunately reminds some people of the apartheid, we should stop thinking like that, languages are neutral tools.

Retard dutch



The way they pronounce vowel letters like diphthongs is very interesting - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate


This is the closest language to English

Nope Scots is

The Contenders

Old Norse

It's actually a dialect of German - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate


The lingua franca of European Jews - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate


There is Swiss German but Swiss is not a language, even though Swiss German and German sound nothing like each other. - MagmaFox

Swiss is not a language. - 445956


It has a very efficient alphabet - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

Saterland Frisian

Nobody knows this language and It only has about 1k speakers


Not Scottish Gaelic (and maybe a dialect of English)

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