Is it possible to speak Spanish and have a different accent?

For instance I know people in NY who have NY accents, like brooklyn, Hoboken, n Bronx accents and they speak Spanish without that accent but let’s say you’re from the south and you speak Spanish, will you hear the southern accent seeing as most southern accents are a bit thicker than northern accents? Just always wondered this, kinda corny and pointless I know lol

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  1. No, not really. Its not how you learn language. Language is learned by mimicking sounds. So, you’ll end up speaking the language in the accent of the person who taught it to you.

    In other countries, like Spain, or even Mexico, different regions have different accents. So if you learn Spanish from a native Puerto Rican speaker, you’ll actually end up pronouncing things with a Puerto Rican Spanish accent.

    I learned German in high school and college. My German speech (poor as it may be) comes out with a "high German" (the most common) accent, whilst one of my buddies, from Munich, speaks in a different German accent (Bavarian?)

    I am fluent in Chinese and didn’t realize that I have a "southern" accent until I went to live on the northern Pacific Sea Coast of China. Everyone I met and spoke to said I had a southern accent. I’m from the North (in the US) so it’s odd to hear you have a "southern" accent. After living there for 4 years, I started picking up the regional accent and if I visit other places in China, they say i have a "northern accent". Go figure.

    Long and short of it is, it really has nothing to do with what your "mother" tongue is. Unless, of course, you’re intentionally mispronouncing a word. Like "Adios". Sounds normally like "AHHHdios". Say that with a southern accent. It comes out as "AAAAAyyydios".

    😉

    hth
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    dwc_frr74

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