Wed. Jul 24th, 2019

SA’s Afrikaans accent is the second ‘sexiest in the world’

The Afrikaans accent is the second ‘sexiest accent’ in the world ‘thanks to its unique tones and Saffa slang’.

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Big 7 Travel recently revealed their top 50 ‘sexiest accents in the world’ and it looks like the New Zealand accent just ‘dethroned’ Afrikaans.

Previously, Afrikaans came in at number one according to the Irish website, Lovin IE. But, now Big 7 Travel polled their readers from across the globe to find the world’s sexiest accent for 2019.

They said:

“Here at Big 7 Travel, we’re all about inspiring people to visit somewhere new. There are almost 7,000 languages in the world, with even more varieties of accents, but which is the best?”

The World’s Sexiest Accents, ranked:

The New Zealand accent came in first, while Afrikaans took second place.

“To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The ‘Newzild’ dialect is outrageously charming. The sexiest accent in the world? It’s official.”

About Afrikaans, the group said: “Afrikaans is a hugely popular accent with many people across the globe, thanks to their unique tones and Saffa slang.”

The ‘Jamie Dornan-esque Northern Irish accent’ came in at third place, while the ‘completely beautiful’ Italian accent came in fourth.

Australian, Scottish, French, Spanish, South USA and Brazilian Portuguese further makes up the top 10.

The Zimbabwean accent came in at number 20:

“Zimbabwean English is different from both British and South African English accents, with many old-fashioned words and open vowels.”

At the bottom of the list is Croatian, Romanian and Thai.

You can check out the full list over here.

More about Big 7 Travel:

Big 7 Travel shares recommendations, holiday inspiration, and also the hottest travel trends to their travel-obsessed audience of 1.5 million.

“City spotlight articles and original social content are just some of the ways we work with brands to reach travellers across the globe. We also handpick the best experiences in each destination. So you have all the content you need, on the go.”

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