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    Hi!

    I am trying to translate this phase from English into Spanish.
    The immediate context is:

    "I climbed the five flights to her floor, paused to catch my breath, and then knocked. An eye looked through te peephole in the door, there was a clatter of bolts being turned."

    My best attempt is: "se oyó el resonar del cerrojo al girar."

    Can anybody hep me?

    Thanks!!

    Clarabe

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    El estruendo de los disparos.
    Los bolts solían ser aquellas rocas incandescentes disparadas desde las catapultas o flechas con puntas de fuego.
    Pueden ser también cañonazos.


    Surqué los cinco cielos (el edificio estaba altísimo) escalando hasta llegar a su departamento, me detuve a recobrar el aliento, y luego toqué a su puerta.
    XX(Se escuchó el estruendo de los disparos al desviarse)XX Tache.
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    Default Re: the clatter of bolts

    Hi guys

    Either pestillo or cerrojo is a correct translation for bolt in this sentence. As the original refers to more than one bolt, I'd say:

    "Se oyó el estrépito de pestillos que se abrían."

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    Default Re: the clatter of bolts

    Aquí sí que me equivoqué. Ignora mi anterior respuesta.
    Wolfgang, tiene la idea correcta.

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    "I climbed the five flights to her floor, paused to catch my breath, and then knocked. An eye looked through te peephole in the door, there was a clatter of bolts being turned."
    "se oyó el resonar del cerrojo al girar."


    CLARA,

    I THINK YOUR TRANSLATION IS OK. YOU COULD EVEN ADD " SE OYÓ EL RESONAR DEL CERROJO AL GIRAL LA LLAVE"
    RUIDO/RUIDO METÁLICO COULD ALSO GO
    CERRADURA IS ANOTHER OPTION.

    DIEGONEL

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    thank you all guys!!

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