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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(表示幣值時用 pence 或在非正式場合也可用 p,而表示硬幣本身時用 pennies)
Could you lend me 50 pence/50p please?
你能借50便士給我嗎?
I found a ten/twenty/fifty pence piece (= a coin of this value) in the phone booth.
我在電話亭裡撿到了一枚面值10/20/50便士的硬幣。
I keep pennies and other small coins in a jar.
我把便士和其他小硬幣放在一個罐子裡。
British money
in the US and Canada, a cent or a coin of this value
(美國和加拿大的)分(幣)
North American money
( also old penny, abbreviation d) in Britain before 1971, a large coin. There were twelve pennies in a shilling .
便士(英國在1971年以前使用的大硬幣,12便士等於1先令)
British money
used when speaking of the smallest amount of money possible
一分錢;一分一毫
Buy a TV now and it won't cost you a penny (= will cost nothing) for 3 months.
現在買一台電視,三個月不用花一分錢。
It was an expensive meal but worth every penny.
這頓飯很貴,但每分錢都很值得。
Forms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of penny noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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