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[ kěn lǎo zú ] = Nibble Old Group 啃老族 [ kěn lǎo zú ] is slang for 'nibble old group' which is a term that emerged fairly recently online to describe another group within Chinese society. . As a breakdown; 啃 (kěn)- nibble, bite 老 (lǎo)- old, those older than you 族 (zú)- tribe, group It is used to refer to anyone who relies on their parents after college; normally these young adults rely on their parents for housing, food, clothes, transportation, and other basic life necessities. It's become a very big problem in China as living costs have risen and competition for work after graduation has increased.
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I'd never heard of this before - how interesting. We have the same thing in English with NEET, right?