tjej

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1851.[1] From Romani ćhaj (girl), a feminine form of ćhavo (boy). Derived from the root found in the Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀙𑀸𑀯 (chāva), corresponding to Pali छाप (chāpa, the young of an animal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tjej c

  1. (colloquial) girl, gal
    Några tjejer från gymnasiet gick runt i affären.
    Some girls from the local high school were browsing in the store.
    Synonyms: flicka, tös, brud
  2. (colloquial) A (usually younger) adult female person
    Det var bara vi tjejer i 50-årsåldern där.
    It was only us gals in our 50s there.
    Synonyms: kvinna, brud
  3. (colloquial) girlfriend
    Imorgon ska mina kompisar få träffa min nya tjej.
    Tomorrow my friends are going to meet my new girlfriend.
    Synonyms: flickvän, brud

Declension[edit]

Declension of tjej 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tjej tjejen tjejer tjejerna
Genitive tjejs tjejens tjejers tjejernas

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Descendants[edit]

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