Learn Chinese in bite-sized portions daily with Shanghaiist!
Bagua originally referred to the eight trigrams used in Daoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality.
A gossip magazine in Hong Kong used this word to name itself, and since then, bagua has been widely used to refer to a kind of attitude or behavior where people are keen on asking, guessing, or gossiping upon others’ private affairs.
Start impressing your Chinese friends by using it in the following ways:
Get a free 1-hour lesson here ▼
Sign up for a 60-min one-to-one trial class in
Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Shenyang, Tianjin
or online via Skype or WeChat!