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black market

noun [C/U] /ˈblæk ˈmɑr·kɪt/
an illegal trade in goods or money: [U] You can sell dollars on the black market.
Translations of “black market”
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑市,非法交易市場…
in Russian черный рынок…
in Turkish kara borsa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑市,非法交易市场…
in Polish czarny rynek…
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