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2017-04-10 13:40Ecns.cn Editor: Yao Lan ECNS App Download

空巢青年

'empty-nest' youths

China has over 20 million "empty-nest" youths (young people living without their families) aged 20 to 39, and most of them live in major cities, according to a report. Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Guangzhou are home to the biggest number of empty-nesters. They are young singles who live alone to work usually in cities.

一份報告顯示,國內20歲至39歲的獨居者約有2000萬. 這些年輕人遠離故鄉、親人,獨自在城市打拼,他們被稱為"空巢青年".

People with "empty-nest" syndrome used to refer mainly to the elderly whose children have moved out from their homes. The term's definition has been stretched in China as more young folk live alone away from their hometowns.

"空巢綜合癥"原指子女離家所帶給父母心理上的適應問題.現在,這一現象也普遍存在于背井離鄉、在大城市生活的單身青年之中.

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