Hi all, I am sure there is another thread about this somewhere but since I can't find it, I'll ask the question anyway: What do you think is the fastest spoken language? Out of the several languages I am learning, I would say either Greek or Italian. As English is generally spoken a quite a slow speed I sometimes find it very difficult to follow such speedy discourse that is heard on Greek TV! I also think Spanish can be very fast at times, particularly in Spain. In contrast, Brazilian Portuguese appears to be somewhat slower and consequently I often end up understanding more on Brazilian shows than on Spanish ones (even though my knowledge of Portuguese is considerably less than Spanish). I have heard that the reasoning behind languages being spoken at different speeds is related to the number of vowel sounds and how easy it is to pronounce them, but I don't know much more than that!