- 宁可[nìng kě; níng kě]
- would rather; better:
rather cut the loss; suffer temporary loss 宁可吃点小亏
I'd rather go hungry than eat that!
I would rather die than live in disgrace.
I would rather remain poor than get money by dishonest means.
Not wanting to make my controversial views known yet, I preferred to follow the crowd for a while.
Some people prefer sitting up to going to bed early.
In the U.S., people prefer waiting for a table to sitting with people they don't know.
I would rather stay at home.