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Are Australian's accent are the most complicated to understand for Overseas people?

Mostly, my friends told me that everyone from oversea thinks that Australian accent is very complicated to understand than rest of the countries around the world. Why's that?

I find that is very hard to believe. Lol

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You're kidding...... In my opinion the Scottish accent is 100 times harder...

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It's only because we speak so fast and forget to take breaths. We also have alot of lingo hense why Kath and Kim released a dictionary of terms before their show aired overseas.

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For English speaking people the hardest Ive heard are Scots, not Australians. Also, people from Northern USA(Wisconsin, Minnesota, SD, etc.).

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Most Americans who have had to call a customer service number for a computer product would say Indian.
I lie and say I have a bad connection sometimes but honestly it's not a very good accent on the phone.

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australians have alot of words that other countries not use, like fair dinkum etc. which is probably why it hard for them to understand us.
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People just think of the stereotype accent, but there are quite a few people in the country who do speak well. I would say Scots, maybe the Irish, if you're from the north of England, the Welsh and Afrikana's to be hard to understand

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You're kidding...... In my opinion the Scottish accent is 100 times harder...
I agree, Scottish is toughest for me.
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Most Americans who have had to call a customer service number for a computer product would say Indian.
I lie and say I have a bad connection sometimes but honestly it's not a very good accent on the phone.
My Anthro prof is Indian and I agree with you there. A lot of times we have to have him repeat what he's just said because we can't understand it. His Vs sound so much like Ws, so it gets confusing at times.

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Australians do not use the word 'fair dinkum' --- I have never heard it used and its a gross stereotype of a dumb aussie.
Also, people forget to mention that the majority of Australians have a normal accent - ie. Nicole Kidman, Kate Blanchett, Heath Ledger.

THEN, There is the 'broad' accent, which is rarer and not a great amo
unt of the population have it. ie. Steve Irwin.
Unfortunantly, most of the world think all Australians speak like Steve Irwin using a very 'country; Australian lingo.

And all the lingo used in Kath and Kim, well of course its been hyped up.... and they have accentuated the whiny australian accents. I hope people realise that the Australian accent is nothing like a dumb chubby red headed guy who lives in the desert '"g'day maaaiiite. fair dinkum maiiite. "

and with all the immigrants from Europe and Asia, the accent is softening up even more IMO. my parents are immigrants to Australia, my accent is not strong at all...
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Australians do not use the word 'fair dinkum' --- I have never heard it used and its a gross stereotype of a dumb aussie.
Also, people forget to mention that the majority of Australians have a normal accent - ie. Nicole Kidman, Kate Blanchett, Heath Ledger.

THEN, There is the 'broad' accent, which is rarer and not a great amo
unt of the population have it. ie. Steve Irwin.
Unfortunantly, most of the world think all Australians speak like Steve Irwin using a very 'country; Australian lingo.

And all the lingo used in Kath and Kim, well of course its been hyped up.... and they have accentuated the whiny australian accents. I hope people realise that the Australian accent is nothing like a dumb chubby red headed guy who lives in the desert '"g'day maaaiiite. fair dinkum maiiite. "

and with all the immigrants from Europe and Asia, the accent is softening up even more IMO. my parents are immigrants to Australia, my accent is not strong at all...
that's right.
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scottish!
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why dont u make a poll?
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Re: Are Australian's accent are the most complicated to understand for Overseas peopl

I love the Aussie accent, and I don't find it difficult at all.

Sometimes it takes a few sentences to get used to a Scottish accent.

But Indian takes the naan cake!
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Re: Are Australian's accent are the most complicated to understand for Overseas people?

it's way easy to understand
i only had problems the 1st day of my trip
the next half year or so were fine

scots and drunk irish ppl on the other hand
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