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nero
Pronunciation: / ˈnero /

Translation of nero in English:

aggettivo

  • 5 (abbronzato) See examples:essere nero o avere la pelle -a
    to have a dark tan
  • 6 (illegale, clandestino) See examples:lavoro nero
    = work for which no earnings are declared, under the table job
    borsa -a o mercato nero fondi -i
    slush funds
  • 9 (fascista) le camicie -e
    the Blackshirts
    terrorismo nero
    = neofascist, extreme right wing terrorism

nome maschile f. feminine: nera

  • 3 (clandestinità) See examples:in nero
    off the books, on the side, illegally
    lavorare in nero
    = to work without declaring one's earnings, under the table
    (come secondo lavoro)
    fare delle riparazioni, dei lavori in nero
    to do repairs, work on the side

Idioms

è scritto qui nero su bianco

essere nero come la pece

to be pitch-black

essere nero come il carbone

to be as black as coal o soot

dire oggi bianco e domani nero

to have a different story every day

quando uno dice bianco, l'altro dice nero

they can never agree on anything

essere la bestia -a di qualcuno

to be somebody's pet peeve, to be a bugbear for somebody

Compounds

nero d'anilina

  • aniline black

nero animale

nero di seppia

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