In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- ‘A hundred pennies make a dollar,’ my father would say, encouraging me to surrender the coin in my hand to a narrow slot in the head of a porcelain pig.
- The getter collects all the materials needed for the activity, which include shaving cream, 2 paper towels, and a penny.
- To make things easier, the penny will also go up in value one cent each year until it is worth five cents.
- You wouldn't be able to tell whether a web page costs a penny or a hundred dollars to visit.
- By now, every person who had been watching was at once confident that there were no coins left and curious as to why someone would bother to carry around exactly four hundred fifty pennies.
- Staring down into it you could see the shiny bronze pennies and silver dimes lying at the bottom.
- Not only are they given away for free at some clinics, but a subscription for the pill at a chemist costs only pennies.
- They make their money not so much from gas, which yields pennies of profit, but from all the stuff in the store.
- It hardly mattered that some of her cosmetics cost but pennies to make; it was the promise of glamour that put them across.
- My first effort was in 1934 when I went round all the villages collecting pennies for the people who needed the money.
- I tell them how the butcher's van would stop outside my parents' house selling lovely fresh meat and how we could make money by collecting empty pop bottles and exchanging them for pennies at the village shop.
- Last time I checked, most glass lenses cost more than pennies.
- Add up all those measly little pennies and the total cost for one slice of pizza comes to 78 cents.
- There is high end and low end and many designers sell clothing articles for very high prices that cost pennies to manufacture!
- Save up your pennies before you go to save wasting lots of money you haven't got.
- It would cost just a few pennies to infuse a mix of spices into a vat of wine, so it's time someone gave us a mulled wine fit to drink.
- So I'll be rolling up my pennies - and trust me, there are a lot of pennies to be rolled - and sending the money off to Rachel to support her wonderful project.
- China alone has 8,000 toy makers competing fiercely for contracts by shaving pennies off production costs.
- Each day tens of thousands of parents around the world watch helplessly as their children die from illnesses that can be easily treated with medications that cost only pennies, but which are out of reach to the impoverished.
- It now costs only pennies to produce a paperback, and books themselves can often be bought for less than the price of a cinema ticket.
- Counting my pennies, I realised I had just enough money left for my favourite crepe and a cocktail.
- A penny here and a penny there added up to some very real money last year at 30 Seattle-area schools.
- It costs pennies to use CD-Rs as a storage medium but I'm worried about them because I've see students cut bad copies every week.
- It costs pennies, and its side effect is an upset stomach.
- So one of my biggest pet peeves is people who waste lab supply money on things you can make yourself for pennies and only a little bit of work.
- And before that I always saved up my pennies in a money box for rainy days.
1.1(value)penique masculineold 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.
2informal(cent coin, in US, Canada)moneda de un centavo femininecentavo masculine
3(small sum)céntimo masculinecentavo masculineshe 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
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