not speak a word of

Definition of not speak a word of

used to say that someone doesn't know any words in a particular language
  • I can't speak a word of French.
  • She doesn't speak a word of Hindi.

Word by Word Definitions

speak play
  1. : to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice : talk

  2. : to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally

  3. : to extend a greeting

  1. used to form especially nonce words denoting a particular kind of jargon

word play
  1. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase


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