Until you hear the locals speak, it’s difficult to really get a feel for a place. Though some accents come across as harsh or abrupt, others have this incredible smoothness that draws you in with it’s alluring exoticism. Here, we look at 10 of the sexiest accents out there.
Unlike the Portuguese you find in Portugal, the Brazilian variety has a songlike quality which will leave you enchanted for hours.
There's something so authoritative and yet soft about the British accent. Laced with a sense of history, Brits, like Keira Knightley, have the ability to come across as regal and sophisticated just by opening their mouths.
You can almost picture the ruggedness of the Emerald Isle when your ears are treated to the addictive Irish brogue. Spend a few minutes listening to Colin Farrell and you'll know what we mean.
An offshoot of several Dutch dialects, Afrikaans is an unusual, yet interesting accent most commonly found in South Africa. Though many would argue that Germanic languages have a tendancy to sound harsh, the strong British influence in South Africa has softened some of the harder edges of the language.
The sultry heat of Spain can be heard in the rolling r's and the gentle lisp of theSpanishaccent. Actress, Penelope Cruz has made a career from her alluring purr.
In the 'City of Love' it's only natural that they would speak the language of love. French is undoubtedly one of the most romantic languages you will find in the world making for a ridiculously sexy accent to match. Anyone that can turn skunk into a pretty word like 'moufette' wins in our books.
Sexy actors like Chris Hemsworth and his brothers have brought the Australianaccent to the big screen. These rugged cowboys from down under have a history of stealing hearts.
From state to state, America is a myriad of colourful accents. Arguably the most endearing is the Texan. Upon hearing this we are instantly transported to the wild west, where fried chicken is served with grits and men ride horses and look like Matthew McConaughey.
If you somehow manage not to be swayed by the fashion, food or beauty of Italy, the local discourse is guaranteed to do you in. Like the hand movements, the Italian accent is a quintessential part of understanding (and appreciating) Italian culture.