How to Decode What Your Girlfriend Says

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Sometimes it seems like your girlfriend is speaking another language. She says one thing, but she clearly means something else. How's a guy supposed to understand? This helpful little glossary has been floating around on the Internet for a while, and we think it can help you out. If these definitions don't do the trick, check out the Manslater above for immediate female translations.

9 Deadly Words Used By A Woman

  1. Fine -- This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
  2. Five Minutes -- If she is getting dressed, this means a half hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
  3. Nothing -- This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in "fine."
  4. Go Ahead -- This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it!
  5. Loud Sigh -- This isn't actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer to #3 for the meaning of "nothing.")
  6. That's Okay -- This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. "That's okay" means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
  7. Thanks -- A woman is thanking you, do not question it or faint. Just say "You're welcome." (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says "Thanks a lot." That is PURE sarcasm, and she is not thanking  you at all. DO NOT say "You're Welcome." That will bring on a "whatever.")
  8. Whatever -- Is a woman's way of saying "Eff you!"
  9. Don't Worry About It, I got It. -- Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times but is now doing herself. This will later result in a man asking, "What's wrong?" For the woman's response, refer to #3.

-Natalie Moya, ChaCha Relationships & Dating