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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...
En relación con la presunta violación del artículo 7, el Estado Parte señala que los dos oficiales que agredieron al autor le hacían al parecer "pagar la novatada" porque era un recién llegado al regimiento. 4.5 On the alleged violation of article 7, the State party submits that the two officers who assaulted the author were allegedly "ragging" him, as he was a newcomer to the regiment.
Nuestra sociedad no ha podido poner fin a las causas fundamentales de las novatadas ni las ansiedades, temores y frustraciones de los jóvenes que han dado lugar e impulso a la novatada". Our society has been unable to deal with the root causes of ragging, and the anxieties, fears and frustrations of youth on which ragging has fed and flourished."
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