A friend told me a story from one of her MBA classes. It was a class on doing business in foreign (read: not the US) countries.
The topic of the day in the class was corruption and bribes. India and China were both specifically cited as being highly problematic.
The students from India and China were confused. One raised a hand, and this led to a conversation between the students and the professor. After a bit of back and forth, the students smiled and said, “oh, you mean facilitation payments.”