Translation of penny in Spanish:


penique, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈpɛni//ˈpɛni/


  • 1

    • 1.1(value)

      penique masculine
      old penny antiguo penique equivalente a 2,4 peniques actuales
      • Prior to decimalization, the pound was divided into twenty shillings, each shilling into twelve pennies and each penny into four farthings.
      • The teenager quickly added up the long columns of pounds, shillings and pence, scoring top marks.
      • Before 1971 there were 240 pennies in a pound, 12 pennies in a shilling, and maths lessons were a lot more difficult.
      • Buy a little book ruled for the purpose for pounds, shillings and pence and keep an account of cash received and expended.
      • It will be little different from when we scrapped pounds, shillings and pence and switched to the decimal system.
      • There were twenty shillings in a pound and twelve pence in a shilling.
      • He continued writing something in a ledger, balancing columns of pounds, shillings and pence.
      • The wickedly funny show is set in the days of pounds, shillings and pence, tin baths and condensed-milk butties.
      • Payment was made in cash of the pounds, shillings and pence variety and the ‘luck penny’ handed over.
      • I'll take anything, even old pennies from the pound shilling and pence era.

    • 1.2(coin)

      penique masculine

  • 2informal

    (cent coin, in US, Canada)
    moneda de un centavo feminine
    centavo masculine
  • 3

    (small sum)
    céntimo masculine
    centavo masculine
    she hasn't a penny to her name no tiene un céntimo
    • 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 / two a penny chicas bonitas hay a montones
    • a penny for them / for your thoughts ¿(en) qué estás pensando?
    • to count the pennies mirar el dinero
    • he keeps turning up like a bad penny te lo encuentras hasta en la sopa
    • the penny (finally) dropped al final se dio (/ me di etc. ) cuenta
    • to be penny wise and / 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 hacer pis
    • in for a penny, in for a pound de perdidos, al agua / ya que estamos en el baile, bailemos
    • look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of / will look after themselves a quien cuida la peseta nunca le falta un duro