Meaning of 宁可

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nìng (Trad.: 寧可)
preferably; one would prefer to...(or not to...); would rather; (would) be better to; (to pick) the lesser of two evils
Related Words
Synonym: 宁肯 宁愿 情愿
Example Sentences
I would rather do what makes me fulfilled.
But, till then--if you don't believe me, you don't know me--till then, I would have died by inches before I touched a single hair of his head!'
If you lose a customer, regret it rather than excuse it.
I would rather work than remain idle.
Many people have great ideas, but implementing them takes a lot of time and effort, so they would rather work at their own projects than join yours.