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pence

Pronunciation: /pens/

Translation of pence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1pl ofpenny 1 1 1.2 (penny) (British English/inglés británico) [criticized usage/uso criticado], penique (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He held out his hand and showed me a fifty pence and ten pence coin and said ‘All I want is a cup of tea.’
    • Even more shocking than their aggrandizement of linguistic power is their evident ignorance of how English, the language of pounds and pennies, dollars and cents, works.
    • He had pencilled a price of four pounds and fifty pence onto the first page.

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