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preferably / one would prefer to...(or not to...) / would rather / (would) be better to / (to pick) the lesser of two evils
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would rather / better
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would rather... / it would be better... / would prefer
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  *宁* | 宁* | *宁
old variant of 寧|宁
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abbr. for Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 寧夏回族自治區|宁夏回族自治区 / abbr. for Nanjing 南京 / surname Ning
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  *宁* | 宁* | *宁
peaceful / to pacify / to visit (one's parents etc)
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  *宁* | 宁* | *宁
would rather / to prefer / how (emphatic) / Taiwan pr. [ning2]
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variant of 寧|宁
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, abbr. 寧|宁, capital Yinchuan 銀川|银川
Ningbo subprovincial city in Zhejiang
Ningbo subprovincial city in Zhejiang
Ningde prefecture level city in Fujian
tranquil / tranquility / serenity
Ninghai county in Ningbo 寧波|宁波, Zhejiang
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, abbr. 寧|宁, capital Yinchuan 銀川|银川
Ningjin county in Dezhou 德州, Shandong
Ningguo county level city in Xuancheng 宣城, Anhui
Ninghai county in Ningbo 寧波|宁波, Zhejiang
Ning'an county level city in Mudanjiang 牡丹江, Heilongjiang
Ningde prefecture level city in Fujian
Ningjin county in Dezhou 德州, Shandong
Ningdu county in Ganzhou 贛州|赣州, Jiangxi
Ningxiang county in Changsha 長沙|长沙, Hunan
tranquility yields transcendence (idiom); quiet life of profound study / cf Still waters run deep.
Ningnan county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture 涼山彞族自治州|凉山彝族自治州, south Sichuan
Ninghua county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
Ninghe county in Tianjin 天津
Ningjin county in Xingtai 邢台, Hebei
Ningling county in Shangqiu 商丘, Henan
Ningyuan county in Yongzhou 永州, Hunan
Ninguang county in Tai'an 泰安, Shandong
Ningming county in Chongzuo 崇左, Guangxi
former Ningxia province, now Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 寧夏回族自治區|宁夏回族自治区
Ningyang county in Tai'an 泰安, Shandong
Ningyuan county in Yongzhou 永州, Hunan
Ningbo prefecture, Zhejiang
Ninghe county in Tianjin 天津
Ning'er County in Yunnan / abbr. for Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County 寧洱哈尼族彞族自治縣|宁洱哈尼族彝族自治县
Ning county in Qingyang 慶陽|庆阳, Gansu
Ningwu county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi
Emperor Ningzong of Southern Song (1168-1224)
Ningming county in Chongzuo 崇左, Guangxi
Ningwu county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi
Ningjiang district of Songyuan city 松原市, Jilin
Ningguo county level city in Xuancheng 宣城, Anhui
Ningjin county in Xingtai 邢台, Hebei
Ningcheng County of Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
better to have nothing (than substandard choice) (idiom); would prefer to go without than accept shoddy option
Yongbyon (Ryeongbyeon), site of North Korean nuclear reactor
Ningshan County in Ankang 安康, Shaanxi
Ningshan County in Ankang 安康, Shaanxi
Ningcheng County of Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
Ningqiang County in Hanzhong 漢中|汉中, Shaanxi
Ningdu county in Ganzhou 贛州|赣州, Jiangxi
Ningxiang county in Changsha 長沙|长沙, Hunan
Ningling county in Shangqiu 商丘, Henan
rather die than submit (idiom)
abbr. for 寧蒗彞族自治縣|宁蒗彝族自治县, Ninglang Yizu autonomous county in Yunnan
Ninglang Yizu autonomous county in Lijiang 麗江|丽江, Yunnan
Ningqiang County in Hanzhong 漢中|汉中, Shaanxi
Ning'an county level city in Mudanjiang 牡丹江, Heilongjiang
Ninghua county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
Ningjiang district of Songyuan city 松原市, Jilin
Ning'er County in Yunnan / abbr. for Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County 寧洱哈尼族彞族自治縣|宁洱哈尼族彝族自治县
Better broken jade than intact tile. / Death is preferable to dishonor. (idiom)
Ningnan county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture 涼山彞族自治州|凉山彝族自治州, south Sichuan
Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County in Yunnan, capital Pu'er city 普洱市 / formerly Pu'er Hani and Yi autonomous county
former Ninggang county in Jiangxi, now within Jinggangshan county level city 井岡山市|井冈山市 in Ji'an 吉安, Jiangxi
Ninglang Yizu Autonomous County in Lijiang 麗江|丽江, Yunnan
Ningde prefecture in Fujian
former Ninggang county in Jiangxi, now within Jinggangshan county level city 井岡山市|井冈山市 in Ji'an 吉安, Jiangxi
lit. would rather be a chicken's head than a phoenix's tail (idiom) / fig. to prefer to be a big fish in a small pond rather than a small fish in a big pond
rather destroy ten temples than a single marriage (idiom)
(of one's political views) to prefer left rather than right (idiom during the Cultural Revolution)
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  *㝉* | 㝉* | *㝉
to store / to stand / space between the door and the entrance screen


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