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寧 means 'preferable'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1620   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-27    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 3 words   Used in 16 words   Used in 322 names   Component in 10 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ネイ
Kun    むし rather, preferably, peaceful, quiet, tranquility
Name    あき   やす   やすし   よし
Top three components exist as a rare kanji,
⿱  ⿵   roof   heart  ⿱   () net   block  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 寧 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 寧 is used 14 times, read 2 ways.
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ネイ : 13 words FIND ALL
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1. polite; courteous; civil
2. careful; close; thorough; conscientious
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むし (read as むしろ) : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: むしろ
rather; better; instead  (often written with kana only)
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An additional 窓 less common words include 寧 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1678  Joy o' Kanji : 1678  Key to Kanji:

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ネイ    preferable, rather; peaceful, quiet   
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シン   こころ heart   
roof   
チョウ   テイ    a (city) block; counter for long/narrow things, blocks of tofu   
net
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