I started to teach my mother and sister a few words of English.
It might have been the only word of English he knew.
I am sure he is a fine man, but you cannot speak a word of English!
I don't believe the man speaks a word of English.
You can go for blocks and not hear a word of English.
He had picked up a few words of English by this time, and friends would help him to understand.
We could not read or write a word of English.
The phone number is 592-391, but no one speaks more than a few words of English.
"Won't they think that about some people who have been living in the country for 10 years and still can't say a word of English?"
The only problem was, she didn't speak a word of English.