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chemama
« on: May 25, 2005 02:07:53 PM »

Herzliche Gruesse, deutsche Craftsters! I have a translation question for you... First, what's the German word for ATM (Automatic Teller Machine/cash machine) and would this basic construction work (with articles and adjective endings adjusted for the ATM word): "Where is the nearest ATM?"/"Wo ist das naechste ATM"?

I majored in German in college, but that was about four years ago, and I've forgotten nearly everything. My aunt wants to put this expression on a T-shirt (I don't know anyone--American or German--who would actually wear such a shirt, but in any case I wanted to minimalize their looking stupid just a little bit). Thanks for your help. ~Erin
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Invader Tak
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2005 06:57:33 AM »

I'm not a German speaker, but I did spend a week and a half in Vienna, and everytime I looked for an ATM it seemed to be labeled "Bancomat". 

Maybe that will work.
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berlinchick
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005 12:40:47 PM »

Herzliche Gruesse, deutsche Craftsters! I have a translation question for you... First, what's the German word for ATM (Automatic Teller Machine/cash machine) and would this basic construction work (with articles and adjective endings adjusted for the ATM word): "Where is the nearest ATM?"/"Wo ist das naechste ATM"?

I majored in German in college, but that was about four years ago, and I've forgotten nearly everything. My aunt wants to put this expression on a T-shirt (I don't know anyone--American or German--who would actually wear such a shirt, but in any case I wanted to minimalize their looking stupid just a little bit). Thanks for your help. ~Erin
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the correct translation would be: " Wo ist der nchste Geldautomat?"
gern geschehen!
:-)
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chemama
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005 02:43:04 PM »

Vielen Dank!
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Hetobeto
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2005 01:07:54 AM »

You can also use "der Geldautomat" - that's what I've seen in Germany, at least!
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jujubecraftin
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2005 01:46:42 AM »

I think alot of people just say Automat or Bankomat also, but probably automat, more so.
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