Anyone have tips on how to master a Korean accent and get rid of an English accent or just accents in general?

October 24, 2017


Be born in Korea. Not a joke answer. As an adult it's virtually impossible to hide an accent, especially for languages with completely new sounds like Korean.

If only I could be reborn in Korea with English speaking parents then. People say 6-13 is the best age range to learn languages, but would I still somewhat have an advantage if I'm near that range?...XC

Are you that young? If so congratulations for having some ambition. The best advice I can give is to get a language partner. Find a few language exchange websites (you'll need options as you'll want to find someone who is reliable and also has good chemistry with you) and try to talk, as in speak, with them once a week if possible, and message each other far more often than that. Make your mistakes, help him/her with theirs, and you'll see results in a couple months easy.

Thanks for the advice! And why not take advantage while I'm still young?:d Best time to learn new things, and I have way too much free time on my hands...

It's just not common of people your age is all. Good attitude goes a long way, especially when you use free time productively and in a fun way.

It is possible, with practice, to learn the language pretty well. About 10 minutes into this drama episode, and again about 17 minutes in, there is a western actor who does a pretty good job. He actually has a pretty large part throughout the drama. He doesn't quite sound like a native, but has a very natural flow. Just like anything else, it takes lot of practice--both listening and speaking. If you have 50 hours or so to spare, it's a pretty entertaining show, especially to those of us a little more advanced in years.

I shall check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

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