What do people mean when they say you have an accent ?
Does it mean that those people whose english sound different than the normal accent of the local people or city ?
Serious answers only
That you pronounce words differently; you pronounce letters / consonants/ vowels etc differently; that you talk funny; that you sound foreign. Everyone has an accent. It shows where you’re from; ex. texas, new york, california, britain, africa, china, australia, etc.
~pronouncing the word: “adorable”
british accent: adohble
~pronouncing the word: “damn”
american: damn / damnit
british accent: dommit / dom
~pronouncing the word: “@ss”
american: ah -ss
~pronouncing the word: “this”
french accent: deez
~pronouncing the word: “texas”
northern american: texas
~pronouncing the word: “what”
chinese/indian accent: vat?
~pronouncing the word: “both”
People sound different from city to city, country to country. The farther the place, the more distinct the accents are from eachother. Such as Texas vs Scottish accents. “yall to val vander schmit” you know? It could be southern vs northern accents in a particular state, or country .
Chinese accents sound different than american ones you know what i mean yet?
Hope I helped!
Pretty much, you’re right. I means that you pronounce things differently than they do. I am all the time having to explain to people that I don’t have an accent 😉 and that they’re the ones….
It’s all a matter of who is doing the listening.
Exactly – it usually means that the way you pronounce words is different from them.
There was a wonderful moment in the TV show “House Calls” starring Lynn Redgrave in which someone complained about her “English accent”. She responded “I’m ENGLISH. YOU have an accent.”
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if your a foreigner then its obvious but if you are from different places in america people use different accents people from jersey talk different from people in ohio depends on where your from
Making fun of u