Do you have difficulty understanding black english?
It is the same the whole world over when it comes to regional dialects, patois, etc. In the UK we have many regional dialects, and sometimes people in one part of the UK have difficulty understanding the accent and dialect of people in other parts of the UK. If you listen to strong accents like Scouse (from the Liverpool) area, or Geordie (from the Newcastle area) in the UK, you would understand how difficult it would be for you to pick up what was being said. But, I have to say it is great that we have all these differences, and I love listening to regional accents. They are all part of our heritage here in Britain. The USA is the same, with all the differenct accents. I am sure you must have a similar scenario in Russia?
Which (English) accent is the hardest for you to understand?
i live in england, but for me, i actually cannot understand geordie (newcastle) accents, i went with my friend and i didn't understand a word!
Do Brits from Southeast London understand the accents of people from Scotland, Liverpool, or Dublin?
Did you really mean SE London? :-) I'm guessing you meant the Southeast and London?I guess I can't speak for us all, but yes, we can. Mainly.The most difficult accents to understand (for me) are Glaswegian and Geordie. That's because they are true dialects rather than simply accents. If people from Glasgow or Newcastle speak extremely broadly, it's hard to fully understand them, although you get the jist. I once spent some time in Newcastle with an American, and an Italian who could speak good English. I ended up being a translator for them. Neither of them could understand Geordies who we got chatting to at all. TV and other factors help spread knowledge of regional accents and dialects in the U.K. Most people in say, Kent, would know that Geordies would mean 'I don't know' when saying 'Ah divven't knaa'. However, if you get a few Geordies chatting over a couple of beers, it's hard to get everything they say. Same goes for Glasgow and Glaswegians.Liverpool/Scouse is very easy to understand. No problem at all. Scouse is a strong accent but I don't have any bother understanding it.Not sure why you asked about Dublin. Incredibly easy to understand. The most difficult Irish accents for me are deep rural ones in Northern Ireland. Dublin is a piece o' cake.I have a theory that Brits are sort of multilingual. There are far fewer differences between Norwegian and Danish than there are between, say, broad Yorkshire, cockney London and Glaswegian. No one would ever think of saying Norwegian and Danish were not two separate languages. Yet we would all probably insist that the Yorkshireman, Cockney and Glaswegian were speaking the same language but in different accents. My accent is radically different to my friend's from Leeds. Yet we babble away very happily. Many North Americans would have trouble understanding the Leeds guy. However, people from Leeds and people from the southeast watch so much TV showing the other accent, and people relocate around the country and you all work together, you become very tuned in to what are actually extremely different types of English.
British accents are hard to understand?
Some American accents can be harder to understand. There are many British accents that even as a British person I can find hard to understand sometimes. The reason you understand Hugh Laurie and Harry Potter is because they speak English Received Pronunciation which is as close to what you will get to not having an accent in the English language.