Translation of black market in Spanish:
- estraperlo (masculine) (esp Spain)to buy/sell something on the black marketcomprar/vender algo en el mercado negrothe black market in foreign exchangeel mercado negro de divisasel mercado paralelo de divisas (esp Latin America)(before noun) black market goods/cigarettesdel mercado negrodel mercado paralelo (esp Latin America)Example sentences
- Keeping drugs illegal not only costs billions in enforcement, but loses billions in tax revenue by keeping the drug trade a black-market affair.
- Investigators concluded that the colonel enlisted his men in a black-market currency scheme that netted him tens of thousands of dollars.
- But like drugs, and alcohol during Prohibition, black-market contraband always provides a means to acquire whatever is the forbidden fruit of the moment.
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