I once received this sentence, followed immediately by "Är det en riktig person?"
Does flickvän mean "a female romantic/sexual partner" or "a female friend"? I heard that there is some confusion regarding the meaning of the word "girlfriend" in English (apparently in some US states it means a "female friend") so I want to make sure.
SAOB says “ibland även väninna”, which means it’s occasionally used as just friend, right?
Sometimes girlfriend is used platonically in Australia, though mostly by older super-straight women.
Incidentally I found a Swedish blog post bemoaning the lack of an appropriate term for a romantic non-married partner older than a girl or boy, same problem as English.
Yes, it's not technically impossible to use it like that, but I honestly doubt even the older, super-straight Swedish women would. The meaning of romantic partner is in practice the only possible interpretation.
I don't know why the blogger would write that, though - you can easily use flickvän or pojkvän regardless of age, and there's always partner, sambo, särbo, etc. :)
Is "Jag har flickvän" also correct? If so, what's the difference in meaning between "Jag har flickvän" and "Jag har en flickvän"?
Why would 'Jag har flickvän' be correct? Isn't that like saying 'I have girlfriend'?
Don't really have a definite answer for this question. But my google skills suggest it would not be correct. But I could be off here.
Well, that's embarrassing - I can't believe we didn't accept that. I've fixed the issue now. :)
I quantified the amount of girlfriends I have but it was not accepted. I really only have one girlfriend. :)