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    Where do I sound like I'm from?

    I've been speaking English since I could talk, and I moved around a lot as a kid.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Poland?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Your pronunciation sounds like AmE to me.
    Brazil?
    (I don't know.)

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Your pronunciation sounds like AmE to me.
    Brazil?
    (I don't know.)
    I've never been there, but I've been told I sound Hispanic. My family is ethnically Spanish, but we do not speak Spanish at all. If possible, would you mind pointing out what makes you think Brazil? I can't quite identify what makes my accent sounds Spanish. Thank you!

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thespiderishere View Post
    I've never been there, but I've been told I sound Hispanic. My family is ethnically Spanish, but we do not speak Spanish at all. If possible, would you mind pointing out what makes you think Brazil? I can't quite identify what makes my accent sounds Spanish. Thank you!
    Well, it's just that you sound like my Brazilian friend, who now lives in the U.S. She speaks very good English like you.

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

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    Poland?
    I've never been to Poland. Interesting though! My parents are Indian. I grew up in the Middle East, and moved around a number of countries after that.

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thespiderishere View Post
    I've been speaking English since I could talk. I moved around a lot as a kid.
    Please note my added words above. It's important that native speakers/teachers write in complete sentences on the forum so that learners get to see the correct constructions all the time. Thanks.

    To me (a Brit) you just sound American. There's a bit of Valley Girl questioning intonation at the end of some of your declarative sentences. I very occasionally detected a little hint of something Hispanic but not much.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Singapore or Hong Kong?

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    I think your sojourn in the Netherlands has infected your speech with a tiny trace of a Dutch accent. Have you been there long?

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Vanuatu?

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