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Post Reply Can you distinguish between Australian and British accents?
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Posted 4/9/16

dramamama79 wrote:

I have never thought that either sounded similar. Maybe because I watch a ton of British television :P
Well Americans who only watch a little British television and probably don't know any Australian people, probably think the accents sound identical at first. I did until I actually met people from Australia, which was like hardly ever in the area of the US I used to live.

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Posted 4/10/16

JustineKo2 wrote:


dramamama79 wrote:

I have never thought that either sounded similar. Maybe because I watch a ton of British television :P
Well Americans who only watch a little British television and probably don't know any Australian people, probably think the accents sound identical at first. I did until I actually met people from Australia, which was like hardly ever in the area of the US I used to live.



Good point. It also helps that I went to school with several students from Australia I guess I have never thought about any possible similarities.
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Posted 4/10/16
no
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Posted 4/12/16
LOL WUT, they are completely different. Of course I can. The Australian accent is typically more lax.
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Posted 4/13/16
yes, but it's probably just my obsessions with the sherlock tv show and the australian band 5 seconds of summer. they've made me note the differences lol
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Posted 4/19/16
There's no such thing as a "british accent". But whatever.
Most of the time I can.
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Posted 4/19/16 , edited 4/19/16
they do sound similar, but i can tell the difference.
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Posted 4/19/16
I have friends on both sides, so yeah I can tell them apart. Besides, the slang on both sides is completely different. Kinda like how east coast guys make fun of us californians for our slang. Brits and Aussies talk with different words.
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Posted 5/28/16
As an American, I can't distinguish. One time, I had a classmate who is a white person from South Africa. Before she told me that she was born and raised in South Africa. I asked her if she was British or Australian because her accent sounded similar to it. Then she told me she's from South Africa and I was really surprised when she told me that. So yeah....
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Posted 5/28/16
No its actualy pretty hard ffor me as most of the time they do sound similar but I usually just ask them so I can at leaast get my curiousity out of the way
Posted 5/30/16
Aye mate its quite easy.
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Posted 6/1/16
Maybe it's from watching so many British dramas and a couple shows set in Australia when I was a kid but I've always found them very easy to tell apart.
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Posted 6/1/16
All I know is that like America, there's not just one British dialect. As I'm sure is also the case with some former British colonies.

And I'm not gonna pretend I know them all. lol
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Posted 6/1/16
i can't distinguish european accented english well
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27 / F / England
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Posted 6/1/16
English people sound nothing like Aussies!!!

It's so strange to think anyone even thinks that - I'm capable of telling American accents apart afterall!
Although, being an actor I guess I pay special attention to accents.
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