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How can I get an American accent?

Mar 14

A bit annoyed when ppl ask me where I come from. Also I think foreign accent hurts dating and my career.

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  • Uber bobaboi
    What do you look like?
    Mar 141
  • Depends where it is that you are from. If you are Indian for example, it will hurt your dating but will help your career (there are always friendly Indian cousins managers that will want you)
    Mar 148
    • Facebook Tlpgr
      Is this for real? The helping career part? Sounds hard to believe.
      Mar 14
    • Saw it happen multiple times. Was confirmed by some Indian friends also.
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft not found
      When I joined my team there were 4 whites in the team. All of them are gone for some unknown but similar reason. Now almost all are from India and ppl don’t even bother speaking English. They speak Hindi.
      Mar 14
    • ANSYS sam1
      @Microsoft what about Indians who can't speak Hindi?
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft not found
      Coincidentally, everybody speaks Hindi. Now that u brought it up, I imagine may be that was also a criteria too when hiring lol
      Mar 14
    • New naduruk
      Hindi is one of the language Indians speak.
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft not found
      The point is try to get out of your comfort zone. If you always look for your deshi buddies in US, you’ll never get rid of “sounding like your country”
      Mar 14
    • ANSYS sam1
      This is because my Hindi is embarrassingly bad. The last time I spoke/wrote Hindi was during class 10 board exams. 😂. I prefer diverse teams too.
      Mar 14
  • Microsoft / EngC---
    Yeah, I think my latest build also failed due to the thick accent I have.
    Mar 142
    • Microsoft . . .
      🤣 Did you ask Cortana to run it?
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft / EngC---
      It's so thick, it just passes directly through the key strokes
      Mar 14
  • Indeed cyhy46
    I completely lost my accent after two years of living with an american partner. Maybe that would work
    Mar 146
    • Nvidia bdei51
      And then she broke up with you and you realized she was with you for the accent?
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft AwXF00
      If you're taking about a foreign accent, then you either don't completely understand the word "completely", or you were 12 or younger. It gets progressively harder to completely get rid of foreign accent after about age 12, making virtually impossible without extreme effort. You can get real close, but you will always have some accent.
      Mar 14
    • Facebook Tlpgr
      Actually, BS. It might be hard but not impossible. I moved here when I was 24.

      I have no accent at all other than the region in the US I spent last 12 years in. When people guess my accent, they guess that region. When I tell them about my visa issues they are surprised "We thought you were born here".
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft AwXF00
      What's your native language?
      Mar 14
    • Facebook Tlpgr
      Well, it's nothing that would make American English sound natural.
      Mar 14
    • Adobe tihwv
      Tlpgr, how did you get here (accent I mean)?
      Mar 14
  • Microsoft naaam
    First gen Indians trying American accent is painful and cringy to hear. I've noticed this a lot specially with Indian females (Indian males somehow don't seem to be pressurised to adopt it). Just make your accent more neutral like Sathya and you're fine with the Indian accent. Nothing wrong.
    Mar 143
    • New monomo
      Exactly, we used to have two delusional Indian ladies where we lived before and I couldn't stand their fuckable fake accent. Have seen a few guys do it but I see girls do it more lol
      Mar 14
    • Expedia anony🐭
      Satya's accent is fake AF. Sundar's accent is neutral Indian accent that's understandable.
      7d
    • New monomo
      Satya is ok i guess. He doesn't fake American but his accent is more of an emphasised Indian
      7d
  • Uber
    @w@

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    Capital One
    @w@more
    I could already hear your accent by the way you wrote that post. Learn grammar, please.
    Mar 143
    • OP
      Stfu
      Mar 14
    • Uber
      @w@

      Uber

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      Capital One
      @w@more
      You forgot to ask me to kindly do the needful first
      Mar 14
    • American Express ...🔞....
      LMAO
      Mar 14
  • Indeed / Other
    TC1Billi

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    Lyft
    TC1Billimore
    White peeps generally like Aussie, Irish, British, French, Italian, and Spanish (Spain) accents lol. No goes are Indian, Chinese. Those generally are mocked.
    Mar 140
  • New IqUF01
    The best way to practice - open a celebrity speech and follow try to repeat it with the same accent / intonation / etc
    Mar 144
    • Hmm not really. The issue for most people is that your feedback loop is broken. What you think you say is not what you are actually saying
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft naaam
      This works. Start with Sofia Vergara in modern family.
      Mar 14
    • New IqUF01
      Record and listen
      7d
    • New IqUF01
      If you can’t hear the difference - then it won’t work
      7d
  • IBM gsjfcj
    Yea European accents are charming, if you have a European accent, don't lose it! It's better than speak with an 'american' accent.
    Mar 141
    • American Express D.BCooper
      British accents in America drop panties in 5 seconds.
      Mar 14
  • Tektronix / Sales
    BlueBerd

    TektronixSales

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    Oracle
    BlueBerdmore
    Watch Ernest movies
    Mar 141
    • Indeed / Other
      TC1Billi

      IndeedOther

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      Lyft
      TC1Billimore
      😂😂😂 lol
      Mar 14
  • Expedia anony🐭
    You'll come off as a fucktard to all Indians and most Americans with your half baked fake accent. Focus on the content and grammar.
    Mar 140
  • Marqeta ThDT70
    There are “accent reduction” coaches and classes out there, which may be able to help you
    Mar 140
  • OpenTable / Engblackjax
    Hangout with people who have the accent you want?
    Mar 140
  • Salesforce / EngAbumedala
    Start saying: Merca instead of America
    Mar 142
    • Indeed / Other
      TC1Billi

      IndeedOther

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      Lyft
      TC1Billimore
      Murrica
      Mar 14
    • Citibank ic0n0clast
      Deyy tweuk ourrrr jobssssssss
      Mar 14
  • New monomo
    It doesn't hurt your career. Coming to dating, congrats on trying to be someone else, for impressing and picking up girls.

    You need to embrace your accent. Embrace your identity. Maybe work it out but don't change yourself for girls lol. Girls who don't like you because of your accent are those that must be ignored
    Mar 140
  • Asurion rm -
    Why would you try to change something that defines your identity? Truth is that you can’t change your accent how much ever you try to and it’s really stupid to change the way you originally do. You can speak their language and that’s more than enough. Mimicking accent makes you fake. Don’t be fake. Americans don’t mind you being original. Be yourself, not someone else.
    Mar 140
  • Illumina
    deathspire

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    deathspiremore
    Watch American Dad and try to talk like that guy.
    Mar 140
  • Intuit destiny
    Watch American shows and emulate them
    Mar 140
  • New IqUF01
    Also it’s not about the accent, it’s about culture and etc
    7d1
    • Yahoo ui-help
      Agreed, stop eating smelly ethnic food also
      7d
  • Amazon uNyV42
    Don’t fake it. It doesn’t help. It only makes it worse. You can’t “get” an American accent. Watch Hollywood movies, TV shows and read a lot. This will help you improve your English. And if you speak really good English, your accent won’t matter.
    7d0
  • New / MgmtVSwf01
    Learn the IPA alphabet, pick up the dictionary and relearn the words you thought you knew.
    Mar 140
  • Nvidia bdei51
    Accent doesn't hurt dating if it is European or middle eastern.
    Mar 140
  • Spotify PQeh60
    Record yourself, modify accent, repeat
    Mar 140
  • Microsoft YfLX72
    Babble
    Mar 140
  • Microsoft . . .
    Voice coach?
    Mar 140
  • Yahoo ui-help
    For dating, it’s not just getting rid of your ascent works, you should have good personality also..
    Mar 140
  • Activision Blizzard / Engs5ft361Jx
    Which accent is it? Is it super thick?

    I feel like everyone will have some hint of accent no matter what, but over time it gets better. You can also practice, if its really bothering you.

    Most accents help with dating though, but not all
    Mar 140

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