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

Translation of penny in Spanish:


  • 3
    also: plural pennies
    (small sum) she hasn't a penny to her name
    no tiene un céntimo
    no tiene donde caerse muerta [colloquial]
    she cut him off without a penny
    no le dejó (ni) un céntimo
    it's worth every penny
    vale lo que cuesta
    you'll pay back every penny you owe me
    me pagarás hasta el último céntimo
    and not a penny more/less!
    ¡y ni un céntimo más/menos!
    pretty girls are ten o two a penny (British English)
    chicas bonitas hay a montones [colloquial]
    a penny for them o for your thoughts
    ¿(en) qué estás pensando?
    to count the pennies
    mirar el dinero
    mirar la plata (South America) [colloquial]
    he keeps turning up like a bad penny
    te lo encuentras hasta en la sopa [colloquial]
    the penny (finally) dropped (British English)
    al final se dio ( or me di etc) cuenta
    to be penny wise and o but pound foolish
    gastar a manos llenas y hacer economías en nimiedades
    to be worth/cost a pretty penny
    valer/costar un dineral
    to spend a penny (British English) [colloquial] in for a penny, in for a pound (British English)
    de perdidos, al agua or ya que estamos en el baile, bailemos
    look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of o will look after themselves (British English)
    a quien cuida la peseta nunca le falta un duro
    honest 1 rub 1 1

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