English, Dutch, German, all of them are Teutonic languages so for sure there are similarities. Fortunately, English escaped the guttural stuff.<quoted text>
French and arabic languages are from the back of the throat too, I don't know why being think that's romantic.
You know languages that we don't know sound weird to us. I've always wanted to know what the languages I can speak sound like. I mean are they romantic, annoying, harsh etc...I wish there was a way to know what I sound like to other people who can't understand my languages! I think english would sound like german.
The really hard stuff is the Chinese, with its tones. I attempted Mandarin, in night classes, and gave up after about 4 weeks. I speak six languages, but Chinese was way over my head.