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British English: /ˈpɛni/
American English: /ˈpɛni/

Translation of penny in French:


  • 1
    pl pennies
    (small amount of money) it won't cost you a penny!
    ça ne te coûtera pas un centime!
    not a penny more!
    pas un centime de plus!
    when he died she didn't get a penny
    quand il est mort elle n'a pas eu un sou
    not to have a penny to one's name ou two pennies to rub together
  • 2 (British English)
    pl pence ou pennies
    (unit of currency) fifty pence ou p
    cinquante pence
    a five pence ou five p piece
    une pièce de cinq pence
    a 25 pence ou 25p stamp
    un timbre-poste à 25 pence


a penny for your thoughts ou for them


a penny saved is a penny gained ou earned

un sou économisé est un sou gagné

a pretty penny

une jolie somme

in for a penny in for a pound

lorsque le vin est tiré, il faut le boire

take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves

the penny dropped

ça a fait tilt [informal]

they are two ou ten a penny

on les ramasse à la pelle [informal]

to be penny wise pound foolish

économiser un franc et en prodiguer mille

to earn ou turn an honest penny

gagner honnêtement son pain

to spend a penny

[informal] (British English) [euphemistic]
aller au petit coin [euphemistic]

to turn up like a bad penny

revenir continuellement
Le pluriel de penny est pence pour une somme spécifique: 10 pence, 24 pence. A l'oral et à l'écrit on utilise souvent l'abréviation p: 47p, 1p. Le pluriel de penny est pennies pour les pièces en tant qu'objets comptables: a bag of pennies.
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