I am an American (born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) but for the past four and a half years, I've been living in Northern Ireland. Sorry, I know a smidgen of German and no Swedish or Dutch. I'm fairly good with French and I can get by in Latin.
I did my undergraduate degree in History focusing on medieval Church history. Latin was helpful. French was my minor, and I was taught by a wonderful woman who was born in Northern France.
I spent two weeks in Croatia and know how to say only two things: Thank you and a very rude sentence about a dog and someone's mother. It's amazing how many situations one can navigate with just those two bits.
Both were taught to me by a fellow student (a native of Zagreb) over a pitcher of beer in a bar in a small town in Western Pennsylvania (where our university was located).
Hej pa dej dar i Sverige! Jag bor i -- I live in central Washington state. Lived in Sweden 2 1/2 years and became quite fluent, but that was a while ago. In late March we are headed to Germany. Husband's daughter and family are in little town of Kashofen. I am hoping I can get by with a few words of German as I think it's fun to at least TRY! At least now that I am learning to knit, I'll be able to fill some time on the long flight (Seattle/London/Frankfurt).