What does that phrase 春德东更 mean? I found the writing on a t-shirt (which you can see below). When I look up the phrase on Google and Google Translate, the results doesn't come up with any satisfying one.

And, is that in Chinese or Cantonese?

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    Good thing it wasn't a tattoo...
    – dda
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 7:22
  • Since Cantonese is Chinese as well, you could ask "is it Cantonese, or some other dialect?"
    – Ludi
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 18:33

2 Answers 2


I'm Chinese, this phrase does not mean anything to me.


It isn't a Chinese idiom or other idiomatic expression, and doesn't mean anything.

春 spring

德 morality; Germany

东 east

更 change; more

  • spring time in the GDR.
    – Mou某
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 9:05
  • well, people don't say it like that. You can say it like "东德的春天".
    – Wol
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 9:54
  • Just a joke dude
    – Mou某
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 15:47

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