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Learn the English Cockney Accent with Alfie Solomons!

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 3 Ақп.

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  • Luke Gray
    Luke Gray Ай бұрын +16

    Alfie has that perfect Jewish cockney accent too, honestly what brilliant acting from Tom

  • Ionela Andreea
    Ionela Andreea 9 ай бұрын +153

    I absolutely love these kinds of lessons. Please do more and more lessons like this.🧡

  • Muhammed Khalil
    Muhammed Khalil Ай бұрын +3

    Thank you very much
    It was really a useful lesson..
    Keep going best wishes👍💐😄

  • N - 99
    N - 99 7 ай бұрын +46

    Hat becomes A

  • Farouk
    Farouk Ай бұрын +5

    Love your energy, great video 😂

  • Takeaway In A Taxi
    Takeaway In A Taxi 6 ай бұрын +73

    I love this from an authentic cockney still living in East London.
    My Spanish teacher said cockneys pronounce Spanish perfectly due to our accent and the way we speak 👍

    • Donald Duck
      Donald Duck 14 күн бұрын +1

      @Little T-rex I call it the Mockney accent, a true Cockney doesn’t exaggerate his speech pattern. A true cockney is sound of bow bells & not someone who tries to impersonate these made up London gangsters.

    • Little T-rex
      Little T-rex 14 күн бұрын +1

      @Donald Duck according to 23&me a lot of London moved to Alabama 🤔

    • Donald Duck
      Donald Duck 23 күн бұрын +3

      Unfortunately, true Londoners are being replaced.

    • Francisco Dacosta
      Francisco Dacosta 26 күн бұрын


    • Joao Victor
      Joao Victor Ай бұрын +1

      That's true, because your accent uses a lot of nasal sounds which almost all latin languages are made off not just Spanish. So for romance language speakers wouldn't be that hard to learn your accent as well.

  • Luminous
    Luminous 4 ай бұрын +63

    Alfie's accent is the final boss in English

    • black bob
      black bob Күн бұрын

      @Marco Giardi Ya do'nt undestand the crack of the video, he is a facking cockney, u cant; that do'nt count. If ya not sure what i'm talking about, , look at Robert Carlisle playing a Tyke.

    • Stusya Nirvana
      Stusya Nirvana 5 күн бұрын

      Bo'oh of wo'oh

    • Demi Basan
      Demi Basan 7 күн бұрын

      *Paddy im from shcoushe pimblett has entered the chat*

    • Marco Giardi
      Marco Giardi 8 күн бұрын

      I would say Ray Winstone

  • ThePurpleSmurf
    ThePurpleSmurf 9 ай бұрын +42

    5:30 this has to be the most epic explanation/demonstration for language learners ever. 👍😂

    • N - 99
      N - 99 7 ай бұрын


  • Develop Your English with Emma
    Develop Your English with Emma 9 ай бұрын +30

    Great lesson! So engaging! It’s so important to be able to understand different accents but not to copy them when learning English (unless the learner is living there and wants to fit in) as if the learner repeats it to someone who isn’t cockney they may get a few funny looks 🙈. If I spoke like this in the north people would ask me why I’m not talking properly 😂

  • Mr. White
    Mr. White 5 ай бұрын +29

    This is a great show to learn these accents. She's so good. I'd love to see her land a cameo on the show. The actors all talk about how the "Brummy" is hard to do even for English folk. She makes it look easy.

  • Miss Rosi Rosya
    Miss Rosi Rosya 9 ай бұрын +20

    Always love the way you present the material for learning British accents!! Love from Indonesia 🇮🇩❤️ I need more like this video. 😁

  • ذكرى
    ذكرى 8 ай бұрын +20

    I am from Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 🇸🇦, So I'm a Native Arabic
    Did you know how many times I bit my tongue trying to imitate you? 😂😂

  • Kvothe
    Kvothe 3 ай бұрын +17

    As, I guess, the closest thing to an Australian RP speaker, (thank you, mum and dad), I have traveled this wide, brown land extensively and have always found the regional dialects of Australia fascinating. I don't have insights into the minutia of our accent that you clearly have yours, but love listening to foreign accents as well. I'm getting pretty good at nailing down at least the rough area in the UK and the Americas from which the speaker harks. Thank you for your infinitely interesting videos which help me with my amateur studies.

  • Azamuddin Zulkifly
    Azamuddin Zulkifly Ай бұрын +1

    Love this. May god bless you.

  • Andrew Mize
    Andrew Mize Ай бұрын +9

    Alfie is one of my favorite characters in the show. Equal parts funny and intimidating. Something about a cockney accent combined with a rumbly voice adds an extra dimension of menace to a hard geez.

    CORVUS EDITZ 9 ай бұрын +205

    Tom hardy learned English from her 🤣🤣🤣

    • Ryan Hurley
      Ryan Hurley 18 күн бұрын

      @Jerry O'Shea a lot of the older generations in Hammersmith thought there were Cockney even though they didn't know where Bow Bells were. I found it amusing as a Cockney who now lives in Hammersmith when I heard them say they were the last of the true Cockneys. But now it sounds more like Ali G as you say with everybody tying to sound "gangsta." The cockney accent seems to be moving east into Essex and even that is a watered-down version of it and changed into its own accent. As far as I can tell it seems to only exist in the older generation from the east end and a few actors that have kept their accent. And only 1 or 2 still use rhyming slang. Even if Danny Dyer makes it up as he goes along.

    • Jerry O'Shea
      Jerry O'Shea 18 күн бұрын

      @Ryan Hurley Tis true..but I was still a little surprised! ,But I suppose London has(and is constantly changing) all of the time and ur more likely to hear a Cockney accent in Essex or Kent!

    • Ryan Hurley
      Ryan Hurley 18 күн бұрын

      @Jerry O'Shea That is why I said Cockney sounding and not a cockney Borough. As in the pronunciation of the name and not the accent.

    • Jerry O'Shea
      Jerry O'Shea 22 күн бұрын

      @Ryan Hurley unless it's changed, Hammersmith,Shep's Bush were once a popular area for the people from the Caribbean Islands and Ireland!..But as for Cockneys,they were from the East End of London..But now I think it's been replaced with that very fashionable sounding 'Ali G' innit accent!

    • Ryan Hurley
      Ryan Hurley 25 күн бұрын

      @渡辺大介 Tom is from the most Cockney sounding Borough in London. It's in West London It's called Amasmifff also known to those non Londoners as Hammersmith.

  • Galymzhan Kuantayev
    Galymzhan Kuantayev 9 ай бұрын +8

    Adore your lessons!! So understandable, so wish you were my teacher

  • veronique courtat
    veronique courtat 4 ай бұрын +5

    You are so great Laura! It's my treat every day to watch your videos and I have a lot of catch up to do since I discovered your channel onlt a few weeks again only.

  • SpaTongue
    SpaTongue 8 ай бұрын +10

    I realize I've been dropping the wrong letters🤭. Sometimes it's hard to understand, but it's a matter of time! Great video👏!

  • Chris Stewart
    Chris Stewart Ай бұрын +1

    A very in depth, extensive demonstration of these regional accents. A damn fine job, young lady. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing.

  • kj robbi
    kj robbi Ай бұрын +1

    ELIZA DOOLITTLE. My Fair Lady.
    You mention cockney and childhood memories of her adorable accent ringing in my head. Maybe she's why I'm so into learning to distinguish between diff English accents, all these years later. Heh heh

  • Avi Cohen
    Avi Cohen 14 күн бұрын +1

    Thank you for this film. Educational experience for me. I find that the best way to learn English accents is simply listening to people speaking those accents. Alongside the unique accents you can learn so many other things.
    A singular accent reflects a unique diversity of arrays of factors, constituents of intrinsic characteristics attributes to the group of people that speak that accent. An accent is like a language within a language, a melody within a melody.

  • Ashly Navarro
    Ashly Navarro 6 ай бұрын +4

    The Alfie impersonation at the end was brilliant, exellent video, as always.

  • William Flaherty
    William Flaherty 9 ай бұрын +10

    The most incredible English teacher ever!!!!

    • Islam Aly
      Islam Aly 4 ай бұрын +1

      That’s highly correct

  • Rootin Teuton
    Rootin Teuton 8 ай бұрын +5

    Very cool. I love Tom Hardy. My wife is from Cambridgeshire, so she has a soft Southern accent. She has lost some of it due to living in the Southern United States for the last eighteen years. My friend Steven is a Jordy. I also know people from Essex and Wales. My family is from Scotland and I still have family in Dundee. They tell me I am Scottish, but some Scottish people say I am not. I guess I will just say I am a Gael. I do speak a fair amount of Scots Gaelic.

  • OMGDwayne
    OMGDwayne 8 ай бұрын +3

    New subbie here. Love your channel. I am from the southeastern U.S. and the more I listen to UK and Irish accents the more similarities I hear in both accent and phrases (reckon is a big one). My wife and I are big fans of the British gangster genre; particularly Guy Ritchie films. We particularly love this scene as an example of Cockney: kzclip.net/video/9AKGT8OZxk4/бейне.html (Do you want a slap as well). There's also the Cockney Parents Evening: kzclip.net/video/nUN0RLF-WuU/бейне.html (I'm proper naughty)

  • Donna Morabito
    Donna Morabito 8 ай бұрын +9

    I'm American and recently discovered your outstanding videos. The Welsh police drama "Bang" and "Derry Girls" are two of my favorites. Could you help us understand more about the Welsh and Derry accents ?

    • Larry McCauley
      Larry McCauley Ай бұрын +2

      Welsh isn't just one single accent. North Walian accent is slightly more staccato, bright and guttural than the softer South Walian accent. Also, South Walian Welsh (the language) is related to, but sometimes has significant differences to North Walian Welsh!

    • kelly mcphaul
      kelly mcphaul 3 ай бұрын

      Derry Girls is is good.

  • Paul Rupright
    Paul Rupright 9 ай бұрын +7

    Alfie is one of my all time favorite characters.

  • James Mcdonald
    James Mcdonald 8 ай бұрын +4

    If you want a good modern example of an authentic Cockney accent, watch pretty much anything with Danny Dyer in..then you'll hear the real pronunciation and speed etc of the accent😎👍

  • chetosco
    chetosco 7 ай бұрын +3

    I don't know what Hollywood is waiting for. This is a masterpiece. You may want to know that the "peopow" thing also is typical in Portuguese and Polish languages. Or you may not.

  • Mark Byron Dallas
    Mark Byron Dallas Ай бұрын +1

    Well, I've heard much worse 'Brummie' accents than yours. 8/10-well done.

  • Eva Sánchez Sáez
    Eva Sánchez Sáez 2 ай бұрын +15

    I've got the English C1 certificate (I'm Spanish) I lived in Benidorm (I'm sure you've heard about it) for more than 10 years. I had many British friends and I heard many different accents.
    When you say in the video that your accent is from Birmingham, I've just remembered that many British used to think that I was from Birmingham, when they listened to me. They thought I was British!!! From Birmingham!!!

  • Stephan Ginther
    Stephan Ginther 8 ай бұрын +4

    The Cockney accent is one of the most famous ones in America and the rest of the world remembers the famously bad one done on Mary Poppins. We had a good example in the character of Private Newkirk from the 60's sitcom 'Hogan's Heroes'. You may want to look that up. From what I've heard it isn't one that got played on British TV much but I've been told its been compared to McHale's Navy or Dad's Army. (which *_I_* haven't seen...maybe I'll look them up)

  • Lyma8
    Lyma8 2 ай бұрын +5

    If english lesson is a video game and you could choose the final boss... then you only have two choices, Thomas Shelby or Alfie Solomons 🤣🤣🤣

  • Bruno Bucciaratti
    Bruno Bucciaratti 3 ай бұрын +14

    You are really brilliant Laura ! Please keep blessing us with videos like this one . Have a nice day Brumi haha

  • Aisha Abdalsalam
    Aisha Abdalsalam 9 ай бұрын +5

    Alfie? some examples please! She's really amazing.
    The best Coceny accent lesson ever!

  • Oliver Clothesoff
    Oliver Clothesoff Ай бұрын +2

    When you talk like Alfie you gotta use the "f" word a LOT more. I'm actually surprised you found sentences Alfie says without using the f word. Great content!

  • Tomasz Sarzyński
    Tomasz Sarzyński 27 күн бұрын +2

    So I'd been taught English since I was 6, have spoken it for nearly 30 years now and NEVER has anyone told me there are two types of L in that language. :D

  • Bloody🩸Mary
    Bloody🩸Mary 9 ай бұрын +4

    My English has gotten so much better after watching Laura's videos 😃👌

    • Imforeverenglish
      Imforeverenglish 4 ай бұрын +1

      'Got' or 'become' ...'Gotten' is US English

  • NyoGR
    NyoGR 17 күн бұрын +1

    8:00 if you happen to care the correct pronunciation of Diphthongs is with a F since it resemble more the original. Just remember Photograph it starts and ends with an F.
    This was a lovely video btw thank you so much🙏🏼

  • Daniyal Anjum
    Daniyal Anjum 8 ай бұрын +2

    Very useful video for those who want to learn or Wanna know about British accents. Hats off to your content from Your student from Pakistan

  • Whisky & Yarn
    Whisky & Yarn 12 күн бұрын +1

    Omg I love this video. Making language fun. Thank you.

  • dcfccatbsdg
    dcfccatbsdg 9 ай бұрын +1

    Love it! Your videos always give a vibe of exciting suspenseful series

  • Ahmad Kateeb
    Ahmad Kateeb 4 ай бұрын +1

    You are amazing 👏 ❤ I love languages and accent 😍, I do understand how much efforts you have done in this video, I've watched many of your videos, awesome 👌 😀 😊 well done sweetheart.

  • Stan Kormy
    Stan Kormy 9 ай бұрын +4

    Laura deserves an Academy Award!

  • Chan Tim
    Chan Tim 8 ай бұрын

    I will go with my daughter to move to Britain from Hong Kong this year. Thanks for your interesting lesson. I like it very much.

  • Gringo Bob
    Gringo Bob 3 ай бұрын

    Hi, Another fun video. I have this crazy idea. I want to do the Mary Poppin's song "Feed her Birds" as if Dick Van Dyke's character sang it. Julie Andrews' version is one of the most amazing things I have ever heard musically but I can't sing as well as she does. I could probably pull off Dick's voice level but I need to properly do the Cockney. Wish me luck in my karaoke version of that classic song.

  • fuad ali
    fuad ali 8 ай бұрын

    u have nailed it 😂 and there is chance to do stand up comedy keep them videos going on

  • Jannatul Ferdous Aurin
    Jannatul Ferdous Aurin 9 ай бұрын +1

    The last part was the best of the best. Lovely.😂❤️

  • BelieveSteve
    BelieveSteve 23 күн бұрын +1

    Cockney ere, after 10 years of living in Czech Republic, I have been told that my accent has finally gone, it only gets unleashed during meet ups with my siblings. This was a nice watch to remember my roots, great video.

  • Monica Howard
    Monica Howard Ай бұрын

    She is absolutely marvellous💛beautiful, funny and with no doubt the best teacher🙏

  • kk li
    kk li Ай бұрын

    I like your teaching method very much. It is an absolutely different presentation.

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 9 ай бұрын +1

    This video was useful but funny too🤣😂 thanks boss for this video

  • Ningishzida
    Ningishzida 4 күн бұрын

    As a dutchie, I like this channel and these kinds of lessons, makes me want to go out and buy a suit and some english shoes and go fer a stroll with my umbrella.

  • James Martin
    James Martin 27 күн бұрын

    You are so adorabo! And very informed. Love this

  • bangboombang1
    bangboombang1 9 ай бұрын +1

    Outstanding performance. Thumbs up!!!

  • Daria Davey
    Daria Davey 9 ай бұрын

    You are truly hilarious 😂 😃

  • Coquelicot De France
    Coquelicot De France 6 ай бұрын +1

    I'm looking for Tom Hardy's comment in the comments section congratulating her for the remarkable impression she made of his own character.. 👀 She did it so well ..
    Thank you for the lesson 💐

  • ComboMuster
    ComboMuster 29 күн бұрын +1

    Looks to me that there is a heavy foreign language influence in the cockney accent as London was home for many nationalities. I distinguish heavy Dutch (Frisian especially), Polish, German and Danish. Very entertaining however if you're invited by the monarchy for a 5 o'clock tea better polish your accent 😁😁😁

  • Glaziuz
    Glaziuz 27 күн бұрын

    Came for a bit of a laugh n humour, stayed for the lesson

  • Assad Jackson
    Assad Jackson 3 ай бұрын

    You nailed it sis 😂💪🏾

  • Simplicity 🌜🌻🌼🌸🌺💐 ASMR

    You my dear have gained a new sub and you’re cracking me up and a very good teacher 😂🤣!!!!

  • owen junker
    owen junker 8 ай бұрын

    Your content is the best! I'll have Arthur round up more subscribers cuz you deserve em all

  • BlackDog2000
    BlackDog2000 23 күн бұрын

    You deserve a sub+like🤎
    Keep up the good work😉

  • Nani A
    Nani A 9 ай бұрын

    I think you should make more like this videos
    I love itt

  • Joe Hamilton
    Joe Hamilton Ай бұрын

    I had to put on subtitles to understand Alfie lol! Cool video!

  • Aditya Purwanto
    Aditya Purwanto Ай бұрын +1

    I'm reading as many comments as I can with my freshly learned Cockney accent.

  • Eins Paul
    Eins Paul 22 күн бұрын

    I can watch her all day, she's amazing 😍💯

  • Jerrick naylor
    Jerrick naylor 7 ай бұрын

    this video has been very helpful!

  • Gan Kai Hock
    Gan Kai Hock Ай бұрын +1

    Damn. I've been speaking like this but I never knew it was cockney. I thought it was just a London thingy.

  • Sunmitha arul
    Sunmitha arul 9 ай бұрын +1

    Another peaky blinders video 🤍🤍🤍🤍
    Love your videos

  • hulakan
    hulakan 13 күн бұрын

    I think I like this. Anyone who uses Alfie Solomons to teach English is doing something right.

  • Crease
    Crease 5 күн бұрын +1

    That was fkn hilarious. Very good

  • Willy Montana
    Willy Montana 9 ай бұрын +2

    It is because of you, I feel so liberated and civilized.

  • faro dopi
    faro dopi 24 күн бұрын

    i absolutely love tom hardy job with that character. what an amazing actor with Cillian murphy

    KMK-ZSMK 2 ай бұрын +1

    Great! Thanks!

  • Cleverson Santos
    Cleverson Santos 11 күн бұрын

    Yeah!! You did a good job indeed!! But to speak a proper cockney properly is really dificult

  • Sophia Blanco
    Sophia Blanco 8 ай бұрын

    i love this lessons so much it actually hurts

  • Нікіта Ткачук
    Нікіта Ткачук 8 ай бұрын +1

    Beautiful 🤩, make a video about Oswald Mosley's accent


    My dad was a cockney, I'm Aussie but I notice a bit of a mix of both languages in our family!

  • Pamela Grace Atendido
    Pamela Grace Atendido Ай бұрын +1

    I learned a lot, laughed, and was entertained.

  • Faust Dante
    Faust Dante 9 ай бұрын

    What a beautiful person and gorgeous acting transformations, my pleasure. I am loving Peaky Blinders and your training videos and your accent)))))))

  • Jhon David
    Jhon David 2 ай бұрын

    I've been looking for a brummie teacher here for a long time, never thought that I'd find her on a video about cockney accent lol

  • المغاربة أسياد الرجال 🇲🇦

    Wow u make me laugh but ilove Ur videos, 💓

  • Sarath
    Sarath 4 ай бұрын

    This was an amazing video!!!

  • A Random Feller
    A Random Feller 26 күн бұрын

    Love the attitude that accompanies the lesson! Beautiful!!

  • Erick Conde
    Erick Conde 29 күн бұрын +1

    Amazing! Great video!

  • Eva Sánchez Sáez
    Eva Sánchez Sáez 2 ай бұрын

    I love this accent!!! And I'm Spanish... Hahaha

  • asim
    asim Ай бұрын

    English in English is too hard

  • Lebanon 🇱🇧
    Lebanon 🇱🇧 9 ай бұрын

    I am a big fan for peaky blinders I'm an Arab thank u so much for the viddddd

  • Inquisitor Rex
    Inquisitor Rex Ай бұрын +2

    If you can understand the movie with Brad Pitt and the pykes, Snatch, then you can say you truly speak english.

  • Israel Olachea
    Israel Olachea 2 ай бұрын

    I Really Appreciate this Video cuz for too much time i wanted to learn it, and Actually i can´t even Understaind for example to Liam Gallagher but i think this Info. can helps me :3. Thanks a lot.

  • ztunelover
    ztunelover 22 күн бұрын

    Blimey. This is a video i never expected me to get me this invested in learning the cockney accent

  • Mencius Jiang
    Mencius Jiang 8 ай бұрын

    why views are so little,your videos deserve more views👍👍

  • misterplumberman
    misterplumberman 23 күн бұрын +1

    its like learning to speak cool and drunk at the same time hahahahah

  • MixsMasher
    MixsMasher 9 күн бұрын +1

    I mean imagine pronouncing god without the G, that would be very od 😉

  • Johanna Langner
    Johanna Langner 9 күн бұрын +1

    The strange thing is, that I hear the missing vocals and consonants... And I am not a native speaker

    DJOUKOFF 6 ай бұрын +1

    What about the "ou" and the "au" that almost sounds like "oo", eg : "because" ---> "becoose"
    The same for "talk" which sound like "toolk" ?
    Sorry, I'm french 😅

  • Jeff Morse
    Jeff Morse 22 күн бұрын

    As an American who's been watching British TV and movies my whole life the Cockney accent was always my favorite. I just smile whenever I hear it. Just seems so down to earth, friendly and fun and I can relate to that. RP kind of intimidates me.😄

    • Jeff Morse
      Jeff Morse 21 күн бұрын +1

      @Kirk Brown Take it up with Noah Webster. 😛

    • Kirk Brown
      Kirk Brown 21 күн бұрын

      Favourite* 😉

  • Marissa K Photography
    Marissa K Photography 29 күн бұрын

    Wooow. That was foookin brilliant 😅