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Old 05-25-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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Idk if I have replied but French is the best sounding imo, it just has this charm that's really hard to describe.

Japanese is also really nice, especially when spoken by anime characters, it's really expressive and refined, it goes really well with songs as well. And Kansai ben is really funny.

Italian is also very pretty.

My least favorites is probably Korean, just not a fan at all.

I also hate it when people don't know Mandarin try to pronounce it (mostly Chinese names) or when beginners try to speak it, it just sounds so cringey, like please shut the **** up and speak English instead.

I also don't like the Mandarin accent in China, maybe it's just their tone but it sounds really annoying imo. It sounds good when it's spoken in a historical drama though.

Initially I didn't like Dutch and German and thought they sounded awful, but now that I hang out with more German and Dutch-speaking people, it sounds decent to me. Swedish still sounds extremely weird to me though.
French sounds 'dirty' to me, like they're trying to get my permission to bugger me something along the lines...

Korean is a constant 'ismida, 'ismida, 'ismida...

Imo the Taiwanese accent, at least when girls speak it, sounds like naive and innocent small girls would be speaking, attempting to sound really really cute. East Asians have some obsession with 'young girls' in general though.
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Imo the Taiwanese accent, at least when girls speak it, sounds like naive and innocent small girls would be speaking, attempting to sound really really cute. East Asians have some obsession with 'young girls' in general though.
Some girls do do that and I find it really disgusting, but most people talk normally.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:00 PM
 
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I also hate it when people don't know Mandarin try to pronounce it (mostly Chinese names) or when beginners try to speak it, it just sounds so cringey, like please shut the **** up and speak English instead.
This is a terrible attitude to have and why so many language learners are afraid to practice a new language with native speakers. I'm sure your English pronunciation is impeccable and you never mispronounce anything, but discouraging people who are trying to speak a new language is just rude.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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This is a terrible attitude to have and why so many language learners are afraid to practice a new language with native speakers. I'm sure your English pronunciation is impeccable and you never mispronounce anything, but discouraging people who are trying to speak a new language is just rude.
No I don't say that on their face. I have that thought in my mind but I act totally friendly and welcoming when someone wants to practice it with me.

But yeah it is a terrible attitude to have, I want to learn more languages too.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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Spanish is great for sex

Italian is great for romance

(French is too nasal for me, and I am not a fan of portuguese)

German is also quite gutural not a fan.

British english is nice sounding, American english is loud and nasal
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