what is Bak Gwa?

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Jojo

what is Bak Gwa?

Post by Jojo » Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:53 am

what is bak gwa? i think its the same pronounciaiotion in mandarin as well
kk

Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by kk » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:25 am

If "baat-gwa", it means "nosey"
lisa c

Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by lisa c » Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:58 pm

If it's bak wa "white language" I believe it refers to Cantonese and is a Cantonese expression.
proton
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Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by proton » Sat Feb 28, 2004 2:19 pm

bak gua mean that people like to hear and say other's secret everywhere

my english is very poor,i hope u understand what i said

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Chinois

Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by Chinois » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:16 pm

Hey there! I'm from Singapore and at first sight, i thought that bak Gwa was 肉幹...or barbequed meat...a Chinese New Year delicacy in Singapore...Yummy Haha

Chinois
ww

Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by ww » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:50 pm

bak gwa...i guess there is another conotation in cantonese. it is some kind of chinese fortune telling with eight directions, or relating to i-ching.
Chongtak

Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by Chongtak » Fri May 28, 2004 6:59 pm

Baa Kwa means "eight trigrams" trigrams are commonly used in taoism, for fortune telling and .... on south korean flag. Usually a bak kwa is used hung on a wall in front of a windows or door, there is a mirror in the middle with eight trigams around. Baa Kwa=八卦
Kevien

Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by Kevien » Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:26 am

bak gwa=白鴿?
Aurelio

Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by Aurelio » Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:27 pm

Hehehe, so much for posting without tones or context ... ;-)

Still learned a lot ...

Regards,
Aurelio
katie ma

Post by katie ma » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:29 am

bak gwa means noisy in cantonese, or ho bak gwa means rally noisy :lol:
hong

Post by hong » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:05 am

timven1992
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Post by timven1992 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:18 am

Bak Gua(八掛??) is a negative adj. of which meaning "Curious"

e.g
one day, Ming ask her mother how old is she.
Ming's mother then told him not so "Bak Gua"

The positive adj of "Curious" is Hou2 Kae4(好奇)
nappan
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Re: what is Bak Gwa?

Post by nappan » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:58 pm

I'm from Singapore and at first sight, i thought that bak Gwa was 肉幹...or barbequed meat...a Chinese New Year delicacy in Singapore...Yummy Haha
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