A LONDONER Explains How to Speak COCKNEY (London accent)


If you plan to visit London, speak with Londoners understand TV shows and films set in London or characters from London then you need to understand the cockney. In this video everything will be explained by a London legend (ok, maybe not a legend, rather some geezer from London we found in the pub). You’ll learn about the pronunciation, typical expressions and Cockney rhyming slang. Absolutely everything. And I ain’t telling porkies neither.

Famous cockneys include: David Beckham, Adele, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Amy Winehouse,

We recommend that you switch on the subtitles for this video (unless you’re a cockney).

Check out some of our other English language videos such as 7 Insane Grammar Rules from the Dark Side of the English Language

And How to Speak Like a Brit

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  1. I was going to ask if someone ever actually still used the rhyming slang, but then that bloke was trying to have a Britney Spears and I got my answer.

  2. I'm not British, but lived in London for 3 years. I always Loved the Cockney accent, especially "innit" and "alright, luv?" 🙂 will always remember London so fondly.

  3. Russel Brand is from Dagenham in Essex. Cockneys are born or are from within earshot of the Bow Church bells. Would have thought Brand has an Essex accent? I remember hearing real cockneys at a rave in London one night and took me a while to realise they were speaking English and I was born in Oxford.

  4. Great video! I'm going to use it with my pupils in English class. A question concerning pronounciation: I've noticed in several of your videos that you pronounce "English" without any audible "g" sound (at least not audible to my Swedish ears). I was beginning to wonder if I'd been pronouncing it the wrong way these last 44 years, but after checking with the Collins online dictionary, I was relieved to know I hadn't. So is this the normal Londoner's way of pronouncing "ng" in such a position, or is it modern southern English?

  5. Very interesting – thanks for sharing!
    As an American, I’ve certainly heard of the cockney accent, but now that you break it down, I may be able to better understand it next time I hear it!

    P.S. with the need to think “on the fly” and come up with rhyming words and substituted phases, this seems a lot like freestyle rapping…at least in that regard.

  6. I have English heritage, but have never visited there, and this is quite the explanation of the mysterious language. Very helpful and well done!

  7. Coming from someone who speaks 4 languages, English being my number 1 foreign language, English is a pretty f*ed up language to begin learning as a foreign language anyway. Mostly because nothing makes any logical sense whatsoever, there's always an exception to the rule and the pronunciation and writing are completely different.

    The most common language in the world is broken English anyway, so the more accents you get used to as you're learning, the better. In the end the most important thing in any communication is to get your point across and understand other people's point of view as well.

  8. Live in Trinidad. Off and on in Indiana and Michigan. Very sweet accent, this London accent. After all the shallow stuff of culture and accent, how do you connect to have a truly lasting and deep jive with someone? I mean do you talk about fried fish and chips or get the show on the road? Just wondering


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