Spanish and English
There are a lot of Spanish words that are similar to English words which makes learning Spanish easier!
Around 50% of English vocabulary has Romance origin, mostly Old French but also Neo-Latin and Italian and a few Spanish words. Spanish also has French, Neo-Latin, Italian and English words. Then, it is easier than it could be expected :)
It definitely ads something to the experience, hunting for the similarities. There's the obvious ones (car/carro, route/ruta, etc.), but as you continue to study you will find more and more subtle connections. 'Viajar' for 'travel' sounds like 'voyage.' 'Encontrar' for 'find' sounds like 'encounter.'