Do you prefer British or American accents? How do you pronounce words like ‘vitamin’ and ‘water’? Join Sophia and Natasha to learn about some of the differences.

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Which accent do you prefer? How would you describe the difference between the two accents?

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cappuccino 9 December, 2017 - 12:41

I like British accent so much! It sound very clearly and beautiful. However, we study American English at school and try to speak like Americans

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manu_genoa 27 November, 2017 - 11:29

I personally prefer the British accent beacuse I think it is more elegant than American accent, I learn more British than American also because I study that at school

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gigly 20 November, 2017 - 11:50

I personally prefer the British accent because it sounds more elegant and it's my personal taste but the American accent is easier to understand and you can copy the way they talk whereas the British accent is harder than the American one

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cella19 20 November, 2017 - 11:48

I think english accent is easier than the american one, but i personally prefer American accent because is sort of funny and more "relaxed"

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Ga01 20 November, 2017 - 11:41

I think that British accent is better because it's easier for me and the sound is clearer than American accent

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jadestump 20 November, 2017 - 11:39

i'd prefer the US accent because i have a lot of american friends so i'm used to it. i study english at school but i talk like an american!
the british accent is more polite and clear, and the american sounds rude.

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Mars 20 November, 2017 - 11:37

I think that both are good; British is the first I've ever learned, so I prefer it, the accent is more elegant and polite, but thanks to tv series and American books I can understand both without any problem. Though talk using American noun is difficult, and I think I will always use British to speak.

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veroooo 17 November, 2017 - 07:38

I prefer the accent of USA because I think that the British one's is too close,and maybe is more difficult to undestand than the other

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englishlearner3141 15 November, 2017 - 18:30

I prefer British Accent because it sounds better for me. But sometimes I mix it togethe so it doesn't make a real problem. But is it good when I mix to accents? Please reply

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JoEditor 17 November, 2017 - 09:15

Hi englishlearner3141,
When you speak English the most important this is to speak clearly so that everyone will understand you. It really doesn't matter if you mix accents and say some words that are American English and some that are British English - native speakers do this sometimes too. So just remember - the goal is to always speak clearly. :)
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Dhedalus 17 November, 2017 - 07:38

I think it's okay mixing 2 accent. I think that everyone will understand anyhow what you're saying if you pronounce them right!

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tennis17 10 November, 2017 - 07:58

I think that the American one is more interesting. I prefer it. But I also think that if someone speaks slow the British accent is easier to understand. But I think the "sounds" when the American girl speaks are better.

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Dhedalus 10 November, 2017 - 07:55

I think that the two pronunciations are quite different in all the words that you said. I personally prefer the American accent, because I think it's easier to understand, because even if the "r" is pronounced really strong, or the "t" sound becomes "d", as I already knew it, i like it more than the British one, because this last accent doesn't let understand much more letters like the "r" between 2 letters in the words or in the last place of it. I've always prefered the american one

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Diamanta 7 November, 2017 - 15:25

Hi both accents are nice but I have a little preference for the US accent ;)
Thanks a lot for the video, it's super nice !

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stares 3 November, 2017 - 04:50

I am bored speaking in my American accent (live in Canada). I would love to speak in a British accent! Describing the difference between the two accents, I think British people really say the whole word. By that, I mean when Sophia said, "Butter", you can hear the hard 't'. On the other hand, when Natasha said Butter, she said it with a 'd'. Hope anyone understands lolol

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Katie99 30 October, 2017 - 10:59

I'd prefer both. But the British one is more polite and sophisticated. I really like it. And if I talk about American, it's more easy going. I try to speak in the former but fail. LOL. It's difficult for us as we ain't naive. Though I was taught British accent (way of speaking) in our language classes school, it was difficult to maintain the flow. The Language teacher, well, was really good at it. :P

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