Meaning of 宁

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(Trad.: 寧)
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ dīng ] male adult; robust, vigorous; 4th heavenly stem
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  • Pinyin: níng

    English Definition: peaceful; to pacify; to visit (one's parents etc); abbr. for Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 宁夏回族自治区 ; surname Ning
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    Example Words:
    辽宁 liáo níng Liaoning province in northeast China, short name
    宁夏 níng xià Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, abbr.
    南宁 nán níng Nanning prefecture level city and capital of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region in south China 广西壮族自治区
    宁静 níng jìng tranquil; tranquility; serenity
    安宁 ān níng Anning District of Lanzhou City 兰州市 , Gansu; Anning City, to the west of Kunming 昆明 , Yunnan
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  • Pinyin: nìng

    English Definition: would rather; to prefer; how (emphatic); Taiwan pr. [ning2]
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    Example Words:
    宁可 nìng preferably; one would prefer to...(or not to...); would rather; (would) be better to; (to pick) the lesser of two evils
    宁愿 nìng yuàn would rather; better
    宁肯 nìng kěn would rather...; it would be better...; would prefer
    毋宁 nìng not as good as; would rather
    宁死不屈 nìng rather die than submit (idiom)
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