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novatada

  
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1    (=burla)   rag, ragging, hazing   (EEUU)  
2    (=error)   beginner's mistake, elementary blunder  
MODISMOS pagar la novatada      to learn the hard way  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

novato, novador, novamás, noval

pagar la novatada exp.
to learn the hard way
(MODISMOS)

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"novatada": examples and translations in context
Parecerá que una novatada que salió mal. It'll look like a hazing gone bad.
Y lo que empieza como una novatada razonable se vuelve mortal. What starts out as reasonable hazing turns deadly.
Pero Sarah Lawrence no puede aceptar a alguien que ha hecho una novatada a una profesora. But Sarah Lawrence cannot accept someone who has hazed a teacher.
Hasta que un día, le hicieron una novatada que lo mató... Until one day, he was hazed to death by...
Es una novatada tradidional de las animadoras. Uh-huh. It's a cheerleading hazing ritual.
Suena como si fuera una novatada. (groans) This sounds like hazing.
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