What is the most difficult accent to understand?

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
April 17, 2009 4:03pm CST
Personally, I think European accent is the most difficult to understand, I need to listne very carefully to know what they are saying, some of the Australians' accent is difficult to hear too. What do you think?
6 responses
• France
4 Sep 09
British English might be hard to understand at first (but it's so lovely!)...personally I had a harder time in understanding people from Minnesota! (I'm not a native English speaker).
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
8 Sep 09
hehe my hubby always pretends to speak in British accent! :-p(He is an American)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
WE have the same view, I think it European accent.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Yes, Europeans' accent is a little different.
@dlr297 (5373)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I think that all different accents are hard to understand at first, until you get used to being around it.....When we moved here to Tennessee, from Ohio, I had a hard time understanding people because of the different accent, but now that i am used to it, i do not even hear it anymore.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I first had a hard time to hear Americans from South but I listen more so I understand better now.
@LevysLuv (238)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I once worked at a travel corp where we would get a lot of calls from travel agents with accents. I had the hardest time understanding those with thick Jamacian accents but only if they spoke fast. For the most part if they spoke slowly I didn't have much of an issue understanding them.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I think practice helps too when you listen more, you find it easier to understand I think.
17 Apr 09
I'm European and I think you just made a very generalised statement as not all Europeans have the same accent. Even just within Great Britain there is many different accents. Personally I find that provided a person is speaking a language you understand, and they pronunciate well, no accent is too hard to understand.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
8 Sep 09
It is true too, as long as they speak slower and pronounce it properly, it is not too hard to listen.
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Nov 11
Philipines, they sound like a robot speaking, some American accents, Glaswegian and Scouse all the best urban