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I’ve always wondered what English sounds like to someone who doesn’t speak English. Language, after all, is just a collection of organized sounds…so what sounds stick out most from English?
Compared to Spanish, American English is a much more nasal and flat language. Several people in Barcelona have already told me that they understand British English much better because [a] it is less nasal and [b] British English is what is taught in Spanish schools.
I found two youtube videos that interestingly present how American English appears.