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9 Different Spanish Accents, Hilariously Explained

Arika Okrent

In this hilarious guide to Spanish accents around the world, comedian and Flama producer Joanna Hausmann not only gives skilled demonstrations of what the accents of various Spanish-speaking countries sound like, she also provides vivid analogies that may help you hear the differences.

Get the hang of everything from Mexican ("a fast beat poet who's always out of breath") to Colombian ("as if Sean Connery spoke Spanish and was telling you a very sad story all of the time"), along with a strange but somehow totally-nailed-it detour into Brazilian Portuguese.