Should I learn to Pronounce English with an English or American Accent?


Many English speakers are in the dilemma of choosing between an English accent and an American accent. Many non-native speakers constantly worry about pronunciation and the proper decorum.

Today’s society has more or less forged us to become a speaker of one accent and a shunner of the other. There is no written rule or law that says that it is necessary to select one and forgo the other.

Actually, it has little effect, since we can read content written in both forms without much hassle and understand each other splendidly well until and unless we don't utilize excessively informal slang. They are a similar dialect because both are still English.

The fundamental detectable contrasts are in vocabulary for some ordinary and everyday items. For instance, most Americans realize what pants are, and Brits and Aussies understand that "jeans" are pants in an American novel/motion picture.

Also, there are a couple of minor spelling contrasts. There are some extremely slight sentence structure contrasts, however, these are minor and will most likely not make much of a difference for the average person.

Many English accent and American accent speakers read and listen to content produced by each other and this hardly ever brings up any challenges.

The world is a global village and gone are the days when a particular accent was discarded or frowned upon by people of various accents. Businesses and organizations all over the world have almost completely stopped discriminating between the two accents and have no specific preference.

After all, it’s basically the same language with some hard to notice pronunciation and spelling changes. The global evolution and ever-widening connections have allowed both accent speakers to flourish equally and not stay behind in any important matter.

In the event that you need to learn English and utilize it "Globally", learn both variants. It's not precisely troublesome - only a couple of additional words and/or pronunciations to learn. It's great to know how English speakers from everywhere throughout the world utilize the dialect, regardless of where they originate from.

It may be important to note that American English is utilized transcendently in North America, while the English accent has a tendency to be the standard in whatever is left of the English speaking world including Britain's old provinces, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and so forth, even Canada to some degree.

To conclude, picking either an English accent or an American accent should be an individual choice and should be considered seriously and with all pronunciations and care taken into account.

The only slight hurdle that can present itself is that some people get a hold of a particular accent much faster than the other and that accent may not be of their preference.

The easiest way of picking between the pair should be what suits you best and is easier to go with. An accent should not be forced upon oneself and should be only selected if it’s comfortable to speak and comprehend.


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