How to Make Your Sims Speak English

By Resonna Shaw

Updated September 22, 2017

An easy way to make your Sims speak English
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Maxis, the manufacturer of “The Sims,” designed the game to appeal to people around the world. The manufacturer went so far as to create a special language called “Simlish" for the characters. Since the creation of the game, players have been trying to decipher this unique language and have even compiled a dictionary to decipher the “Simlish” language. Maxis created a cheat code that allowed players to change the language from “Simlish” to English in “The Sims 3.”

Start your Sims 3 game and choose the lot you wish to play.

Hold down “Control,” “Alt” and “Shift” simultaneously on your keyboard and release. The top of your screen will show a long black box--this is your cheat bar.

Type in the cheat code “Englishspeakingsim” without the quotation marks. The cheat code is one word with no spaces. Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Now your Sims will be speaking English.


This only works for "The Sims 3" game.