口音Does accent really matter?

生在香港,我地既教育讓我們相信British accent係最好。同時間, American English 也和British English一樣,同樣被廣泛接受。

今早讀呢度報紙,一篇關於小一學生未曉講話的新聞。其中點出了某些小朋友講既係Disney Speech, 講既英文係American accent. 呢樣原來會被當作有oral deficiency!

來左幾個月,聽過身邊既外國人accent各有不同,可能和背景有關,但只要可以和別人溝通,又點會係個問題?

我shallow, 大家都係講英文吧,用來區分人種實在太上桿上線了。

新地方既人和事真係愈來愈有趣。

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As long as one can communicate with each other, the accent should not be a matter unless somebody would like to use it to differentiate people of their origins.

I come from Hong Kong, where both American and British accents are the most well-received, but we locals also develop our own HK accent and others who also have their own accents as well. No one would say those can’t speak with HK accent are wrong.

Nice news of the day. It make me more curious of how this country work!

 

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