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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

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"novatada": examples and translations in context
Sanders alega que John fue responsable por su arresto durante la novatada. Sanders claims that John was responsible for his arrest during hazing.
Y como soy la chica nueva, pensé que sería una novatada, pero... And since I'm the new girl, I figured there'd be some hazing, but...
Hasta que un día, le hicieron una novatada que lo mató... Until one day, he was hazed to death by...
¿Estaba sufriendo Miles una novatada la noche que le asesinaron? Was Miles being hazed the night that he was murdered?
Lo primero que pensé fue que era una novatada. My first thought was it's a practical joke.
Una pequeña novatada nunca afecta a un estudiante de medicina. A little hazing never hurt a med student.
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