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宁可  nìngkě:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

宁可 (nìngkě) English Meaning

  • preferably
  • one would prefer to…(or not to…)
  • would rather
  • (would) be better to
  • (to pick) the lesser of two evils

Traditional Characters:  寧可

+ is only found in HSK 5.

宁 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

可 forms words in:

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可 (kě): can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very

  •  (dīng): fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干(shí tiān gān); fourth in order; letter ‘D’ or roman ‘IV’ in list ‘A, B, C’, or ‘I, II, III’ etc.; butyl; cubes (of food)
  •  (kǒu): mouth

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HSK 5 Word List

  • 可见(kě jiàn):  it can clearly be seen (that this is the case); it is (thus) clear; clear; visible
  • 可靠(kě kào):  reliable
  • 可怕(kě pà):  awful; dreadful; fearful; formidable; frightful; scary; hideous; horrible; terrible; terribly
  • 宁可(nìng kě):  preferably; one would prefer to…(or not to…); would rather; (would) be better too; (to pick) the lesser of two evils

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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