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|English term or phrase: "a golden bridge beckoned out of it"|
I'm translating a text about the history of the conquistador Cortez, the Spaniard who captured Montezuma in Mexica. I came across this sentence, which says that Montezuma's brother was trying to force the Spanish troops out of their territory: "That same day Cuitlahuac sent several captains to pry Cortez from the city by suggesting that a golden bridge beckoned out of it." My problem here is to know if this "golden bridge" is a physical place or a figure of speech.
Well, if anyone has the time to give me different perspectives regarding this sentence, I would really appreciate it!
Perhaps Cuitlahuac was banking on the conquistadores' greed. After all, they were looking for El Dorado - and the promise of a 'puente dorado' would have been likely to lure them out of the city...
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|Thanks everybody! Unfortunately I can only choose one person, so I decided on Ioana, who was the first to respond. I believe it would be a physical place then and Cuitlahuac was probably "offering" Cortez a way out of Mexica before more of the Spaniards got themselves killed. Thanks!|
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