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Questions related to accent, i.e. the characteristics of pronunciation (typically in a foreign language) that is particular to an individual language user or a group of language users. This tag is not intended for other meanings of the term "accent".

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I need help with reducing my Indian Accent. I want to move toward an American one

This is a sample of my voice: English is pretty much my first language and the language I know best. I have an accent and it frustrates me a lot. I want to get rid of it. ...
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As a lower-intermediate level speaker in a standard dialect, how can I quickly learn to understand a different dialect?

I moved to Sweden in 2022 and am a solid CEFR B1 in Swedish – or at least, I am when I’m talking to people in central Sweden. I'm able to have simple business and social conversations with my ...
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What age group should a 17-year-old man imitate to acquire a General American Accent?

I am a 17-year-old male. I want to learn to speak a general American accent by imitating native speakers with this accent. What age group should I be imitating, so I don't sound weird? Should I ...
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If you don't speak your native language (e.g. Spanish) can you lose your native accent?

I am practising several foreign languages, i.e. Japanese, Korean, Standard Chinese and Russian (I am A1 in the first three) and my question is what will happen if I don't speak my native language (...
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How can I improve my accent?

I can hear that I have some sort of non-native accent, but I just can't identify what's making me sound different. Is it the intonation and word stress? Are there certain words or sounds that I'm not ...
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Which American accent to learn for differentiating the most words

Like in many countries, the USA has many different dialects and accents including the General American accent. Several years ago, a group at Harvard did an American dialect survey that further ...
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