Translation of penny in Spanish:

penny

Pronunciation: /ˈpeni/

n

  • 1 (in (UK) )
    (pl pence)
    1.1 (value) penique (m) old penny antiguo penique (equivalente a 2,4 peniques actuales) 1.2
    (pl pennies)
    (coin) penique (m)
  • 3
    (pl pennies)
    (small sum) céntimo (m), centavo (m) she hasn't a penny to her name no tiene un céntimo, no tiene donde caerse muerta [familiar/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 (BrE) chicas bonitas hay a montones [familiar/colloquial] a penny for them o for your thoughts ¿(en) qué estás pensando? to count the pennies mirar el dinero, mirar la plata (AmS) [familiar/colloquial] he keeps turning up like a bad penny te lo encuentras hasta en la sopa [familiar/colloquial] the penny (finally) dropped (BrE) 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 (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] hacer* pis [familiar/colloquial] in for a penny, in for a pound (BrE) 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 (BrE) a quien cuida la peseta nunca le falta un duro honest 1 rub1 1 1

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