Translation of novice in Spanish:

novice

Pronunciation: /ˈnɑːvəs; ˈnɒvɪs/

n

  • 1.1 (beginner) principiante (mf), novato, (m,f) I'm a novice at tennis/painting en tenis/pintura soy un principiante or un novato (before noun/delante del nombre) [skier/programmer] principiante, novato
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    • The system used is not particularly user friendly for novices or inexperienced staff: this could be improved with more modern software facilities.
    • While the LSO no longer directs the pilot down, he is constantly giving advice if required and can be a calming voice for the inexperienced novice.
    • This annual sporting event takes place on Sunday, May 1 when keen runners and complete novices get together for a five-mile race, a one-mile adult run and a one-mile children's event.
    1.2 [Religion/Religión] novicio, (masculine, feminine)
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    • A friend who is a novice in an Episcopal religious order recently told me that she has no taste now for books of contemporary spirituality.
    • He joined the monastic order as a novice, and studied the Hua-yen ching with Chih-yen.
    • Galileo had a mixed education, starting at a monastery school in Vallombrosa where he entered the order as a novice, against the wishes of his father.

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