How to sound more like a native speaker of Spanish
July 11, 2007 12:50 AM Subscribe
How can I eliminate my American accent when speaking Spanish?
posted by bijou to writing & language (16 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
My Spanish-speaking friends have commented that I don't have a "gringa accent" when I speak, but I'm well aware that I could further improve my accent.
How can I clean up my Spanish pronunciation? I've found this website, and I plan to use it to repeat and imitate sounds, but are there books/websites/programs specifically targeted at accent reduction for non-native speakers of Spanish?
Along those lines: is there (perceived to exist) a neutral accent in the Spanish language? Or a country that has a more generally understood way of speaking?
Any tips on accent reduction in general would be welcomed.