While top-rated attractions and IG worthy destinations are valid reasons to travel, what about the locals? More specifically, what about all those sexy accents you come across? The best accents however are not set in stone. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the sexiest accents are in the – ears of the beholder (you know what we mean). Some may say French accents are the best accents, others would argue that the Norwegian accent is their number 1. It depends on who you ask, we guess. So that’s what we did.
Here at Big 7 Travel, we’re all about inspiring people to visit somewhere new. There’s almost 7,000 languages in the world, with even more varieties of accents, but which is the best? We looked to our audience to find out your pick for top 50 in 2019.
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Sexiest Accents in the WorldHow do these rankings work?
The least popular Slavic accent, Croats just about made the Top 50.
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Almost similar to Italian, but not quite there.
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The Thai language is hugely tonal, but not hugely sexy, according to Big 7 Travel readers.
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Often mistaken for Indian, the Pakistani accent wasn’t hugely popular in the poll.
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Harsh at times, yet super clear.
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Soft and lyrical, it’s a beautiful language. But sexy? Apparently not.
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Fast and hypernasal, yet quite charming at times.
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Standard Chinese is full of varied tones and quite soft.
Gentle and easy listening, Japanese scored respectably.
The Newcastle accent in England is notoriously difficult to understand.
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Similar in sound to Russian, but with longer vowels.
Malaysian accents are becoming increasingly Americanised.
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Not quite German-ish, Austrian is more musical, with a slightly lilting sound.
The Norwegian accent has a sort of sing-song effect to it.
While many might mistake Egyptian accents for Arabic, it’s less throaty.
Depending on whether it’s more German or French influenced, the Swiss accent can sound vastly different.
With short vowels and a strong sound, Russian is clear, direct, and surprisingly sexy.
Greek accents can often sound similar to Spanish, yet not as melodic.
The Scouse accent is highly distinctive, with locals in Liverpool, England piling on the slang.
Those in the Netherlands speak strongly and oh-so nicely.
Armenian might sound Persian or Greek to unfamiliar ears, but it’s less sing-songy.
With as much as 250 languages being used across Nigeria, the accents vary but are all rolling and strong.
One of America’s most imitated and parodied accents, Boston comes in at almost midway on the worlds sexiest accents.
One of the most popular Slavic accents, Polish is a strong up-and-comer.
With an attractive accent tilt, Indian is fast and easy on the ears.
Vietnamese is a tonal language, so the accent goes up and down.
Quick and snappy, Mexican accents are softer than their European Spanish counterparts and fully deserve their spot on the world’s sexiest accent list.
Turkey has many regional dialects, all of which are quite beautiful to listen to.
Throaty and with an almost French-sound at times, Maghreb Arabic is spoken in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya.
Gentle and soft, the accents you’ll hear when in the Philippines are simply lovely.
Zimbabwean English is different from both British and South African English accents, with many old-fashioned words and open vowels.
Argentine Spanish stands out when spoken, is full of slang words and can trip up even fluent Spanish speakers.
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Whether it’s English or Patois, the Jamaican accent is vibrant and super sexy.
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Ukrainian isn’t all that different from Russian, but with different tones that make it a little clearer.
Hungarian sounds beautiful when sung, with a rhythmic vibe to the consonants.
Not to be mistaken for American, Canadians speak with subtle vowels and lots of ‘eh’.
Always up there when you think of the world’s sexiest accent. Clear, clipped and completely posh.
Czech speakers come close to the Top 10, with their direct accents impressing.
Brazilians have quite a strong accent, with Italian influences adding extra attractiveness to the accent.
Who can resist a slow, Texan drawl? Not us, and not our community, clearly. You’ll also find this accent in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
Incredibly fast and fluid, Spanish never fails to make you weak at the knees.
The language of love is a consistent winner when it comes to sex appeal.
Those rich sounds and harsh vowels are a big hit.
Pronouncing words long and slow – and often skipping the ends of them completely – is a real turn on apparently.
Completely beautiful, any word in Italian sounds sexy.
Whether it’s a Jamie Dornan-esque Northern Irish accent or a lilting Cork jibe, people the world over love the Irish accent.
Afrikaans is a hugely popular accent with many people across the globe, thanks to their unique tones and Saffa slang.
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To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The ‘Newzild’ dialect is outrageously charming. The sexiest accent in the world? It’s official.
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