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As with any language, every country in which English is spoken has taken it and made it their own. And this is especially true for English pronunciation, as we'll see today!

Today's Lesson
ACCENT   発音の仕方、訛り、アクセントをつける


  • Someone's accent is the way they pronounce words because of the part of the world they live in or the group of people they belong to.

    Accent (noun, verb) also means “stress.”
  • accent とは、住む地域や属する集団による言葉の発音の仕方、つまり、訛り、方言のことです。

    accent (名詞、動詞)には、stress (アクセント、アクセントをつける)の意味もあります。



  1. I find her French accent quite charming.
  2. Because his accent is so strong, it's sometimes hard to understand what he's saying.
  3. a: Do I notice a slight (= not strong) British accent?
    b: Yes, I studied English in London for a couple of years.
  4. In “backpack,” the accent is on the first syllable. (= BACK-pack)