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宁可 (寧可) nìngkě

  1. nìngkě conjunction would rather / preferably
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
    Notes: This conjunction is often used in the subordinate clause of subordinate complex sentences (CC-CEDICT '寧可'; Guoyu '寧可' 2).
  2. nìngkě conjunction how could it be
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (Guoyu '寧可' 1)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《魏其武安侯列傳》 Biographies of the Marquis of Weiqi and the Marquis of Wu'an 3
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《外物》 What comes from Without 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酈生陸賈列傳》 Biographies of Li Yiji and Lu Gu 1

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
寧可 《外物》 What comes from Without in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
寧可馬上 《酈生陸賈列傳》 Biographies of Li Yiji and Lu Gu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
寧可 《魏其武安侯列傳》 Biographies of the Marquis of Weiqi and the Marquis of Wu'an in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 3