How is my accent?
I'm really trying to practice spanish, How am I doing? I made a video on youtube. Check it out! let me know by commenting me here or on youtube! thanks.
I think you are speaking very well. You will never can to eliminate your accent, I think you did great. You also got the idea that in Spanish we emphasize more the sounds; it's not so smooth as English.
This is what I heard:
"Hola, mi iamo Magan, tengo 15 años, soy amerricana e italiana tambien. Soy de Estados Unidos. Yo necesito practicarr español y aprrenderr español porrque es mouy imporrtante para (this time the single r was correct) mí. Y sientu que es muy imporrtante, muy imporrtante, especiamente mi axento ("asento"). Io sé que mi accento no es perfecto perro está bien porrque estoy aprrendiendo tudavía y mi femilia no comprrenden (comprende) español, solamente mi herrmana perro eia trrabaha en o restorante todos os días y no tiene tiempo parra hablarr y practicarr español conmigo. Así que estoy muy trriste, y es muy difitsil cuando nadie en mi familia habla conmigo. Crreo que el español es una lengua moy bonita, y creo que es mi vida."
I don't know if your name is OK ! Sorry if not.
Well yea, you have an american accent, because, duh, you're from the U.S.A. You're not gonna be able to get rid of it overnight. I've heard much stronger american accents that just made me cringe and not want to hear any more, but your's was listenable certainly.
Keep working on it and you'll get there. By the way, are you from the south by chance?
At first, I thought this was an old thread. Haven't you posted this before? I'm sure that I recall watching it before. Aren't little brothers cute?
At the beginning your Italian heritage was slipping in, but the end sounded like Spanish with an American accent to me. Let's see if a native can understand it.
I am impressed! You definitely have an accent, but less than than many Americans have. I understood everything you said, however, occasionally your "I" is slurred. You also have the ability to pronounce the "R" without problem, but just be careful to not over-roll it, especially on the ends of words. If you could live in Spanish-speaking country without English interference, at your age you would speak flawlessly after 6 months.
your accent is really good.
At first, I thought this was an old thread. Haven't you posted this before? I'm sure that I recall watching it before.
Found it! old thread