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[寧可] nìngkě 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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        nìngyuàn, [寧願], would rather/better
        nìngkě, [寧可], preferably/one would prefer to...(or not to...)/would rather/(would) be better t...
        Ānníng/ānníng, [安寧], Anning District of Lanzhou City 蘭州市|兰州市[Lán zhōu Shì], Gansu, peaceful/tranquil/...
        níngjìng, [寧靜], tranquil/tranquility/serenity
        nìng/Níng/níng, [寕]/[寧]/[甯], old variant of 寧|宁[nìng], abbr. for Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 寧夏回族自治區|宁夏回族自治...
        xīnshénbùníng, [心神不寧], to feel ill-at-ease
        Lièníng, [列寧], Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), Russian revolutionary leader
        
        
        kuíníng, [奎寧], quinine (loanword)
        
        TángníngJiē, [唐寧街], Downing Street (London)
        
        
        
        nìngkěn, [寧肯], would rather.../it would be better.../would prefer
        
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        xīshìníngrén, [息事寧人], to keep the peace; to patch up a quarrel (idiom)
        Bèiníng, [貝寧], Benin
        Níngbō, [寧波], Ningbo subprovincial city in Zhejiang
        
        Liènínggélè, [列寧格勒], Leningrad, name of Russian city Saint Petersburg 聖彼得堡|圣彼得堡 1923-1991
        
        nìngsǐbùqū, [寧死不屈], rather die than submit (idiom)
        
        
        
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        Níngān, [寧安], Ning'an county level city in Mudanjiang 牡丹江, Heilongjiang
        Bólǎngníng, [勃朗寧], Browning, US firearm brand
        
        
        
        
        
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        Hǎiníng, [海寧], Haining county level city in Jiaxing 嘉興|嘉兴[Jiā xīng], Zhejiang
        
        
        
        
        wúnìng, [毋寧], not as good as/would rather
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        Níngxià, [寧夏], Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, abbr. 寧|宁[Níng], capital Yinchuan 銀川|银川[Yín chuān...
        
        
        Níngdé, [寧德], Ningde prefecture level city in Fujian
        
        
        
        
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        Lièníngzhǔyì, [列寧主義], Leninism
        
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        Luòníng, [洛寧], Luoning county in Luoyang 洛陽|洛阳, Henan
        dānníng, [丹寧], tannin (loanword)
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        kěyǐ, can/may/possible/able to
        kě/kè, can/may/able to/to approve/to permit/to suit/(particle used for emphasis) certai...
        kěnéng, might (happen)/possible/probable/possibility/probability/maybe/perhaps/CL:個|个[gè...
        kěshì, but/however
        kěài, [可愛], adorable/cute/lovely
        kělián, [可憐], pitiful/pathetic/to have pity on
        kěpà, awful/dreadful/fearful/formidable/frightful/scary/hideous/horrible/terrible/terr...
        bùkěsīyì, [不可思議], inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable/unfathomable
        kěxī, it is a pity/what a pity/unfortunately
        
        bùkě, cannot/should not/must not
        kěxiào, funny/ridiculous
        kěnéngxìng, possibility/probability
        kěwù, [可惡], repulsive/vile/hateful/abominable
        kěbēi, lamentable
        kěkào, reliable
        jǐnkěnéng, [儘可能], as far as possible/to do one's utmost
        xǔkě, [許可], to allow/to permit
        kěyí, suspicious/dubious
        kěkǎyīn, cocaine (loanword)
        kělè, [可樂], amusing/entertaining/(loanword) cola
        wújiākěguī, [無家可歸], homeless
        nìngkě, [寧可], preferably/one would prefer to...(or not to...)/would rather/(would) be better t...
        rènkě, [認可], to approve/approval/acknowledgment/OK
        kěxìn, trustworthy
        
        kěchǐ, [可恥], shameful/disgraceful/ignominious
        kěxíng, feasible
        kěyán, it may be said
        xǔkězhèng, [許可證], license/authorization/permit
        kěliánchóng, [可憐蟲], pitiful creature/wretch
        kěfǒu, is it possible or not?
        wúkěfènggào, [無可奉告], (idiom) "no comment"
        bùkěbìmiǎn, unavoidably
        kěkě, cocoa (loanword)
        bùkělǐyù, to be impervious to reason (idiom)/unreasonable
        wúhuàkěshuō, [無話可說], to have nothing to say (idiom)
        wúkě, [無可], can't
        kěkǒu, tasty/to taste good
        kěguān, [可觀], considerable/impressive/significant
        wúxièkějī, [無懈可擊], invulnerable
        bùkěshōushí, irremediable/unmanageable/out of hand/hopeless
        jíjíkěwēi, imminent danger (idiom); approaching a crisis
        rěnwúkěrěn, [忍無可忍], more than one can bear (idiom); at the end of one's patience/the last straw
        kějiàn, [可見], it can clearly be seen (that this is the case)/it is (thus) clear/clear/visible
        jíkě, equivalent to 就可以/can then (do sth)/can immediately (do sth)/(do sth) and that w...
        kěxìndù, degree of credibility/reliability
        bùkěkāijiāo, [不可開交], to be awfully (busy etc)
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        bùkěgàorén, hidden/kept secret/not to be divulged
        
        kějìng, venerable
        kěbǐ, comparable
        kězhī, evidently/clearly/no wonder/knowable
        Kěkǒukělè, [可口可樂], Coca-Cola
        wújìkěshī, [無計可施], no strategy left to try (idiom); at one's wit's end/at the end of one's tether/p...
        miàobùkěyán, too wonderful for words
        kěwèi, [可謂], it could even be said
        kěhèn, hateful
        kěrén, pleasant/agreeable/a person after one's heart (charming person)/a gifted person
        kěguì, [可貴], to be treasured/praiseworthy
        kězēng, disgusting
        
        bìbùkěshǎo, absolutely necessary/indispensable/essential
        jiānbùkěcuī, [堅不可摧], invulnerable, indestructible, impregnable
        
        jībùkěshī, [機不可失], No time to lose! (idiom)
        bùkěhuòquē, necessary/must have
        kěxǐ, making one happy/gratifying/heartening
        zhìshǒukěrè, [炙手可熱], lit. burn your hand, feel the heat (idiom); arrogance of the powerful/a mighty f...
        
        
        
        Kělánjīng, [可蘭經], Quran (Islamic scripture)
        
        kěxíngxìng, feasibility
        BǎishìKělè, [百事可樂], Pepsi
        
        héǎikěqīn, [和藹可親], affable/genial
        kèhán, khan (loanword)
        
        yǒulìkětú, [有利可圖], profitable
        kěqǔ, desirable/worth having
        móléngliǎngkě, [模稜兩可], to equivocate/to hold two contradictory views at the same time/to sit on the fen...
        wúkěhòufēi, [無可厚非], see 未可厚非[wèi kě hòu fēi]
        
        nùbùkěè, unable to restrain one's anger (idiom); in a towering rage
        kěyǒukěwú, [可有可無], not essential/dispensable
        qíngyǒukěyuán, pardonable (of interruption, misunderstanding etc)
        kěqīn, [可親], kindly/nice/amiable
        wúkěnàihé, [無可奈何], have no way out/have no alternative/abbr. to 無奈|无奈[wú nài]
        
        kěxiǎngérzhī, it is obvious that.../as one can well imagine...
        
        wúkěwǎnhuí, [無可挽回], irrevocable/the die is cast
        
        
        fēitóngxiǎokě, extremely important/no small matter
        
        kěrán, inflammable
        jíbùkědài, impatient/eager to/anxious to
        kěsùxìng, plasticity
        gōngbùkěmò, [功不可沒], one's contributions cannot go unnoticed (idiom)
        kěbǐ, base/mean/despicable
        bùkěduōdé, hard to come by/rare
        
        
        kěnì, reversible/(math.) invertible
        kěkàoxìng, reliability
        
        kěhǎo, good or not?/luckily/fortuitously
        qūzhǐkěshǔ, [屈指可數], You count them on your fingers (idiom). tiny number/just a very few/just a handf...
        miànmùkězēng, repulsive countenance/disgusting appearance
        zhǐrìkědài, imminent/just around the corner (idiom)
        bùkěnìzhuǎn, [不可逆轉], irreversible
        
        
        Cháikěfūsījī, Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Russian composer
        kěshìdiànhuà, [可視電話], videophone
        dàyǒukěwéi, [大有可為], with great prospects for the future (idiom); well worth doing
        mìbùkěfēn, inextricably linked (idiom)/inseparable
        bùkěmómiè, [不可磨滅], indelible
        
        
        shēnbùkěcè, [深不可測], deep and unmeasurable (idiom); unfathomable depths/incomprehensible/enigmatic an...
        
        
        
        
        
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        bùkětóngrìéryǔ, [不可同日而語], lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in...
        
        
        gāobùkěpān, too high to reach (idiom); eminent and unapproachable
        
        jíbùkěnài, unable to wait
        
        
        
        
        
        wúkězhìyí, [無可置疑], cannot be doubted (idiom)
        
        nánnéngkěguì, [難能可貴], rare and precious/valuable/remarkable
        bùkěyúyuè, impassable/insurmountable/insuperable
        lèbùkězhī, [樂不可支], overjoyed (idiom); as pleased as punch
        bùkěyīshì, to consider oneself unexcelled in the world/to be insufferably arrogant
        
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
        kěqī, gullible/easily bullied/weak
        kěwàng, can be expected (to)/to be expected (to)/hopefully (happening)
        
        bùkěgūliàng, inestimable/incalculable/beyond measure
        
        bùzhìkěfǒu, decline to comment/not express an opinion/be noncommittal/hedge
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        wúkěfēiyì, [無可非議], unquestionable
        
        kěqì, [可氣], annoying/irritating/exasperating
        
        Màikě, [麥可], Mike (name)
        bùkěkànglì, unpredictable eventuality/unpreventable/unavoidable/impossible to overcome/nothi...
        kěgēkěqì, lit. you can sing or you can cry (idiom); fig. deeply moving/happy and sad/inspi...
        
        quēyībùkě, not a single one is dispensable/can't do without either
        bùkězhōngrì, [不可終日], to be unable to carry on even for a single day/to be in a desperate situation
        kěróngxìng, solubility
        Mǎkění, [馬可尼], Marconi, UK electronics company
        MǎkěBōluó, [馬可波羅], Marco Polo (1254-c. 1324), Venetian trader and explorer who traveled the Silk ro...
        kěránxìng, flammable/flammability
        měiwèikěkǒu, delicious/tasty
        kějiànguāng, [可見光], visible light/light in optical spectrum
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        xiàoróngkějū, smiling wholeheartedly (idiom); beaming from ear to ear
        qièshíkěxíng, [切實可行], feasible
        
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        kěbiàn, [可變], variable
        
        
        kěxīn, satisfying/to one's liking/to suit sb
        
        
        
        
        ménkěluóquè, [門可羅雀], you can net sparrows at the door (idiom); completely deserted
        
        
        
        
        yóucǐkějiàn, [由此可見], from this, it can be seen that...
        
        
        
        
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        bùkěfēngē, inalienable/unalienable/inseparable/indivisible
        
        
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        shìbùkědāng, [勢不可當], impossible to resist (idiom); an irresistible force
        
        
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        bùkěmíngzhuàng, [不可名狀], indescribable/beyond description
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