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penny

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpen.i/ ( plural pence, p or pennies)
( abbreviation p) the smallest unit of money in Britain of which there are 100 in a pound, or a small coin worth this much. You use 'pence' or, more informally, 'p' when you are speaking of the units of money and pennies when you are speaking of the coins themselves
便士(表示币值时用 pence 或在非正式场合也可用 p,而表示硬币本身时用 pennies)
Could you lend me 50 pence/50p please?
你能借给我50便士吗?
I found a ten/twenty/fifty pence piece (= a coin of this value) in the phone booth.
我在电话亭里捡到了一枚面值10/20/50便士的硬币。
I keep pennies and other small coins in a jar.
我把便士和其他小硬币放在一个罐子里。
British money
in the US and Canada, a cent or a coin of this value
(美国和加拿大的)分(币)
North American money
( also old penny, abbreviation d) in Britain before 1971, a large coin. There were twelve pennies in a shilling .
便士(英国在1971年以前使用的大硬币,12便士等于1先令)
British money
used when speaking of the smallest amount of money possible
一枚钱;一分一厘
Buy a TV now and it won't cost you a penny (= will cost nothing) for 3 months.
现在买一台电视,三个月不用花一分钱。
It was an expensive meal but worth every penny.
这顿饭很贵,但每分钱都很值。
Forms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of penny noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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