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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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  *寧* | 寧* | *寧
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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  *寧* | 寧* | *寧
peaceful / to pacify / to visit (one's parents etc)
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  *寧* | 寧* | *寧
would rather / to prefer / how (emphatic) / Taiwan pr. [ning2]
tranquil / tranquility / serenity
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, abbr. 寧|宁, capital Yinchuan 銀川|银川
Ningbo subprovincial city in Zhejiang
Ningyuan county in Yongzhou 永州, Hunan
Ningbo subprovincial city in Zhejiang
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, abbr. 寧|宁, capital Yinchuan 銀川|银川
Ningjiang district of Songyuan city 松原市, Jilin
Ningxiang county in Changsha 長沙|长沙, Hunan
Ningcheng county of Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
Ning'an county level city in Mudanjiang 牡丹江, Heilongjiang
Ningdu county in Ganzhou 贛州|赣州, Jiangxi
abbr. for 寧蒗彞族自治縣|宁蒗彝族自治县, Ninglang Yizu autonomous county in Yunnan
Ninghai county in Ningbo 寧波|宁波, Zhejiang
Yongbyon (Ryeongbyeon), site of North Korean nuclear reactor
Ningde prefecture level city in Fujian
Ning county in Qingyang 慶陽|庆阳, Gansu
Ninghai county in Ningbo 寧波|宁波, Zhejiang
Emperor Ningzong of Southern Song (1168-1224)
Ningde prefecture level city in Fujian
Ningguo county level city in Xuancheng 宣城, Anhui
tranquility yields transcendence (idiom); quiet life of profound study / cf Still waters run deep.
Ningxiang county in Changsha 長沙|长沙, Hunan
rather die than submit (idiom)
better to have nothing (than substandard choice) (idiom); would prefer to go without than accept shoddy option
Ningnan county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture 涼山彞族自治州|凉山彝族自治州, south Sichuan
Ningjin county in Dezhou 德州, Shandong
Better broken jade than intact tile. / Death is preferable to dishonor. (idiom)
Ninghua county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
Ningling county in Shangqiu 商丘, Henan
Ningjin county in Xingtai 邢台, Hebei
Ningyang county in Tai'an 泰安, Shandong
Ningguo county level city in Xuancheng 宣城, Anhui
Ningwu county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi
Ninghe county in Tianjin 天津
Ningling county in Shangqiu 商丘, Henan
Ningyuan county in Yongzhou 永州, Hunan
Ninguang county in Tai'an 泰安, Shandong
Ningdu county in Ganzhou 贛州|赣州, Jiangxi
Ningjin county in Dezhou 德州, Shandong
Ninghe county in Tianjin 天津
Ninghua county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
Ningqiang County in Hanzhong 漢中|汉中, Shaanxi
Ningwu county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi
Ningqiang County in Hanzhong 漢中|汉中, Shaanxi
Ningcheng county of Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
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
Ningming county in Chongzuo 崇左, Guangxi
Ningshan County in Ankang 安康, Shaanxi
Ningjin county in Xingtai 邢台, Hebei
Ningming county in Chongzuo 崇左, Guangxi
Ningbo prefecture, Zhejiang
former Ningxia province, now Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 寧夏回族自治區|宁夏回族自治区
Ningnan county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture 涼山彞族自治州|凉山彝族自治州, south Sichuan
Ninglang Yizu autonomous county in Lijiang 麗江|丽江, Yunnan
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
Ningshan County in Ankang 安康, Shaanxi
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)
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
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
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
Ninglang Yizu Autonomous County in Lijiang 麗江|丽江, Yunnan
Ning'an county level city in Mudanjiang 牡丹江, Heilongjiang
Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County in Yunnan, capital Pu'er city 普洱市 / formerly Pu'er Hani and Yi autonomous county


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