paired conjunctions: 语气…倒不如…，宁可…也不…
Yǔ qí chū qù kàn diàn yǐng，dǎo bú rú zài jiā kàn diàn shì。
I would rather stay at home and watch television than go out and see a film.
(lit. Rather than going out to see a film, it is not as good as watching
Wǒ níng kě zì jǐ zuò，yě bú yào bié rén bāng。
I would rather do it myself than ask other people for help.
 Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.