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    #1

    I don't have any specific accent.

    Hello everybody!

    I would like to know what it means when native English speakers say that I don't have any specific accent when I speak English, I sound neutral and they can't guess what my native language is. They say I sound neither American, nor British. They also say that my English is clear and understandable.
    Is it considered to be good or not?

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    #2

    Re: I don't have any specific accent.

    If they say your English is clear and understandable, that is clearly a good thing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: I don't have any specific accent.

    I agree with Barb. It's a good thing that you are considered neutral. It will work very well with any speaking gigs you may have :)

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