Would "min flicka" imply daughter? If so would it be a young daughter or any age? Not sure if infantalizing your adult children is as common everywhere as here.
It could be any age but it usually sounds weird if it's not a child. And dotter (daughter) is still a lot more common.
Other than that tjej can mean just 'girl' too, but flickvän is always someone's partner, no. tjej is a tad more colloquial but it's also probably used more than flickvän.
We're aware that some people do use "girl" like that, but in general we find that it just confuses the larger majority that does not. So in English, we stick to "girl" meaning "female child" but not "girlfriend".
Well I disagree. Girl or boy with the possessive imply girlfriend and boyfriend. You have even Otis Redding song "my girl, I'm talkimg 'bout my girl..."
Well, it can mean ’girl’ and then the difference is very overlapping, but flicka generally only refers to young girls whereas tjej can be used for older girls as well. However, you can also say tjej to mean girlfriend, but not flicka. If you use flicka then it sounds like you’re saying ’daughter’.
So, it could be translated to "gal" perhaps, when using it for older girls?
I don't think we accept it (more info on that in the FAQ), but it's a good comparison, yeah.
When clicking on the word, it is the "k" sound like "shek", but in the whole sentence it sounds like "shey". Is this correct? If so, when would i pronounce it which way?
tjej typically means just "girl", but you can use it to mean "girlfriend" as well. A flickvän, however, is always a girlfriend.
so, could I use "min tjej" as in "my daughter", the same way "my girl" is sometimes used in english?
You could, given the right context, but I really wouldn't. It's not common and it can sound really weird in the wrong context.
No, the Swedish tjej always refers to a girlfriend here - and while "girl" can be used like that in English, it is far too colloquial to accept.
Not if you use a possessive - min tjej would always be presumed to be about a girlfriend unless extremely clear from context.