And would it help you to speak their language? I came across this article from Yahoo's "Shine" section, which often has points of view on relationships of all kinds, good recipes, and a lot of other good living things.  While you may have already figured out what your teens were trying to get across with the five translations, their advice on how to respond may be helpful, as well as the other thoughts in the article and the "Related Articles" may be valuable. Thanks to Mari Mancusi of and the writers of "Teenage As A Second Language" for good advice, and good luck with your teens! Check out the article