Does he speak Manglish?
MICHELLE Humphreys understands what her partner Raul Goldenberg means.
Even if he doesn't actually say it.
During their 31/2-year relationship, she has teased out the mind games of her partner and come to learn that what her man says is not always what he means: otherwise known as Manglish.
"If he asks me if I have a new dress, it's a safety precaution for him in case he has not noticed it before,'' she laughed.
"When he tells me that it's his fault for something, he means it's mine, but he doesn't want to fight any more.''
She said it was the little things that tended to have a second meaning.
"He thinks it's all about being right and me being wrong,'' she said.
"I pretty much know what he's going to say next, but it's hard to get him to say what I want him to say.''
Mr Goldberg explained: "I think with my brain, whereas Michelle thinks with her heart.
"I think it's different with each couple of what people say and what they mean.
"We have our own little language that only Michelle and I can understand.''
Central Queensland University lecturer and Rockhampton psychologist Alan Keen said one of the major issues between men and women was communication.
He said while the two genders were totally different, they did not speak different languages.
"There is no research showing a universal male or female language,'' he said.
"Communication is important in couples and part of the reason why it is difficult to understand the opposite sex is because of each gender's different mentalities.''
Mr Keen said communication and the way a person may behave also depended on the individual.