In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mercado negro masculineestraperlo masculine Spainto buy/sell sth on the black market — comprar/vender algo en el mercado negro
- the black market in foreign exchange — el mercado negro de divisas
- before noun black market goods/cigarettes — del mercado paralelo
- Most of the mayor's staff were part of his extended family and all benefited from the black-market sale of diesel and gasoline in the city.
- Near the tourist zone foreigners are hustled by touts selling black-market cigars.
- The paper reports that there is a thriving trade in black-market exam papers and implies this might have motivated the creation of the virus.
- It is also advisable to bring a certain amount of US dollars in cash, as there is a strong black-market economy, which means that big bills are often paid in dollars.
- In 2001, 68 people died in a matter of a few weeks after drinking black-market alcohol that proved to have been heavily laced with methanol.
- Investigators concluded that the colonel enlisted his men in a black-market currency scheme that netted him tens of thousands of dollars.
- Keeping drugs illegal not only costs billions in enforcement, but loses billions in tax revenue by keeping the drug trade a black-market affair.
- Fortunately for black-market arms dealers, however, end-user certificates are not standardized and there is no central regulating body overseeing the process.
- As a result, our driver had to go on a hunt for black-market petrol, much of which is smuggled in from Central America.
- The capital is also the center of a thriving black-market economy that encompasses everything from smuggling to prostitution and drug trafficking.
- Then there is the black-market trader, who veers between the criminal and entrepreneurial.
- The service also keeps tabs on black-market websites where fraudsters often try to sell stolen account information.
- To discourage black-market sales, buyers are allowed just one piece of any product, and clothes in their own sizes.
- Once steroids became contraband, many athletes bought black-market anabolics that were cut with other drugs or intended solely for veterinary use.
- But like drugs, and alcohol during Prohibition, black-market contraband always provides a means to acquire whatever is the forbidden fruit of the moment.
- There are thought to be more than 100,000 illegal migrants and asylum seekers, who are banned from working, and involved in the black-market economy.
- He eventually learns that his friend has become a black-market dealer in penicillin.
- This was a profit of $12.75, and people were very happy to get them at the fine black-market price I was giving.
- He said sanctions often benefit individuals in power because of their ability to control and profit from the black-market economy.
- But he denied that he had an account of more than $5 million, alleged to be the leftovers of proceeds from the black-market sale of weapons.
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