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Can you ever get rid of your foreign accent in a new language? How to perfect your accent?

August 2016

Why is it just so damn hard nail down those foreign accents. I just can't seem to get my mouth and throat give me that tone in my German of native speakers. US americans seem to have a sort of wobbly, flowy, kind of note vibration in our accents. There is a very specific kind of sound: they really quickly jump straight over their vowels to the consonants. I wonder if It's just not possible to get into the ballpark unless you learned it as a child.

Can we ever really perfect an accent as adult learners or not?

Here is a funny example of an american trying to speak german.


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