Quick answer
"Cash machine" is a noun which is often translated as "el cajero automático", and "ATM" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "cajero automático". Learn more about the difference between "cash machine" and "ATM" below.
cash machine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el cajero automático
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to stop by the cash machine before going out tonight.Necesito pasar por el cajero automático antes de salir esta noche.
b. el cajero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Is there a cash machine nearby? - Yes, it's near the entrance to the mall.¿Hay un cajero por aquí? - Sí, está por la entrada al centro comercial.
c. el cajero permanente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cash machine at my bank was broken. Can you lend me $20?El cajero permanente de mi banco estaba descompuesto. ¿Me puedes prestar $20?
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (automatic teller machine)
a. el cajero automático
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I just withdrew some money from the ATM.Acabo de sacar dinero del cajero automático.
b. el cajero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This isn't one of my bank's ATMs so they charge a commission.Este cajero no es de mi banco así que me cobran una comisión.
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