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Snowflake generation: 雪花一代 (xuě huā yí dài)

Snowflake generation refers to the young adults of the 2010s, who are viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations. 

“雪花一代”(xuě huā yí dài)指最近几年的青年。与以往几代人相比,他们被认为是适应能力更弱并更易发怒的一代。

The term has also been used to refer to Millennials. Some sources attribute the characteristics ascribed to Snowflake Generation to parenting methods, particularly those that focus on boosting self-esteem. 

这个词还曾用来指千禧一代。有人认为“雪花一代”的特征源于父母的养育方式,特别是着重与培养自尊的养育方法。

The term originated in the United States, a reference to parents reportedly raising their children as "special" and "precious" snowflakes. 

这种说法源自美国,报道中用来形容父母把孩子养育成“特殊”且“珍贵”的雪花。

Source: China Daily

2016-12-23

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