sottobanco

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the adverb sottobanco, which means under the table.

When something is done under the table, it typically refers to something that is illegal or quasi-illegal.

See the adverb used below:

Marco mi ha pagato sottobanco per evitare la burocrazia e le tasse quando un mese fa mi ha “assunto”.

Marco paid me under the table to avoid the bureaucracy and taxes when he “hired” me a month ago.

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