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Old January 12, 2013, 02:44 AM
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In general I understand American and Canadian better. British accent is Ok but as sb said before some accents are just impossible to be understood.
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In general I understand American and Canadian better. British accent is Ok but as sb said before some accents are just impossible to be understood.

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I was born & raised and europe so i´d go with the british accent. I can´t even differ Canadian and American accent.
As Jpablo said, it really depends on what you are used to hear.
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Much depends on the speaker. Very clearly spoken English from India or Jamaica is as easy to understand as Oxford or Harvard English.
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I was born & raised and europe so i´d go with the british accent. I can´t even differ Canadian and American accent.
As Jpablo said, it really depends on what you are used to hear.
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Much depends on the speaker. Very clearly spoken English from India or Jamaica is as easy to understand as Oxford or Harvard English.
That's a bit of a truism - and I've never heard very clearly spoken English from either place.

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That's a bit of a truism - and I've never heard very clearly spoken English from either place.
Where, Oxford and Harvard?
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To non-native English speakers:

Which English accent is easiest to understand

Australian accent
American accent
Canadian accent
British accent
Scottish accent
Irish accent
Kiwi (New Zealand) accent
Indian accent
Other accent (please specify)
I like this question Amara. Sin embargo/However the so called American accent can be divided into many sub dialects/accents. For example it is probably easier for an American who speaks standard American English to understand a British accent than a southern rural accent. We also have the Cajun dialect accent of Louisiana. It sounds like a southern accent along with a French accent. In Maine there are also Americans who speak English with a French accent. We also have Ebonics a dialect/accent from American Blacks.

Any way I think it would be easier for somebody to understand our California accent. jajajajajajajajaja...That's laughter in Spanish. jajajajajajajajajajajja...

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There's also the Midwest accent which follows closely to a Boston accents. My mom is from Minnesota and I say some things the way she pronounces it just because its how I heard her say it. For instance "sorry". I would say most in my part of the US would say it with an "aw" sound where as I say it with an "oh" sound. Accents are definitely interesting things though.
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Non-native English speaker speaking English.

And if the speaker must be a native English speaker, I prefer RP English.
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Non-native English speaker speaking English.

And if the speaker must be a native English speaker, I prefer RP English.
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