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NinjaTurtle

By the way, there are two kinds of ATM's on my university campus. One type is full service, the other is not. I don't know the difference. (Does anyone here know the difference?) Just make sure you are using the right kind of ATM and never use the other kind. (Oftentimes the right kind of ATM has a line of people at it, and the other kind does not.)

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889

Why not post a photo? Some ATMs, say, both hand out cash and accept deposits, some may only hand out cash, some may only accept deposits. Need to see the signage to be sure.

 

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NinjaTurtle

Unfortunately, I am in America right now. Is anyone in China able to photograph the signs on these two kinds of ATM's?

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889

Different banks different places different machines.

 

Here pulled off Google Images is one set. Left is for checking balance etc, right is for withdrawals and deposits.

 

https://www.secpulse.com/archives/46921.html

 

Who knows for certain your machines.

 

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NinjaTurtle

889, can you type out those Chinese characters so I can look them up on mdbg.net?

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889

自助查询

 

自助存/取款

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On 8/20/2019 at 6:05 AM, NinjaTurtle said:

By the way, there are two kinds of ATM's on my university campus.

 

Most likely one is an ATM and one is a BST. The two have different functions. 

 

Here's the set-up from this morning at my neighborhood BOC 中国银行。(Click photos to enlarge them.)

 

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The BST was out of order. This is chronic. They want you to go inside and use a more advanced, later generation of the same machine. The only time I use it is to update my passbook. 

 

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ICBC, next door, has only one kind of machine. They are all called CRS. 

 

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NinjaTurtle

889, thanks for the Chinese characters.

 

ABC, thanks for the photos.

 

These things are helpful because some foreigners have no idea there are two kinds of "ATM's" in China. (And some foreigners like myself have never heard of "BST".)

 

Hey ABC, I am in Midland TX right now!

 

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I thought I'd post the translations from mdbg.net:

 

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自助查询 =

 

自助   zìzhù  self-service
    
查询   cháxún   to check / to inquire / to consult (a document etc) / inquiry /

 

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自助存款 =

 

自助   zìzhù   self-service
 
存款   cúnkuǎn   to deposit money (in a bank etc) / bank savings / bank deposit

 

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自助取款 =

 

自助   zìzhù   self-service
    
取款   qǔkuǎn   to withdraw money from a bank

 

--> I already knew that 取 (qǔ ) means to take, so I had previously figured out that this is the machine that allows withdrawals.

 

I would like to add that I do not think any bank in America has these two different kinds of machines. (Perhaps other western countries do...?) I had never heard of BST before.  This is why I was so surprised when I encountered them in China.

 

 

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889

The colloquial term for an ATM that spits out bills is 提款机.

 

So if you're facing an array of puzzling machines, but can't read Chinese to unpuzzle them, just ask a bystander 哪一台是提款机?

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6 hours ago, NinjaTurtle said:

Hey ABC, I am in Midland TX right now!

 

And I'll bet it's Hot, with a capital "H!" Midland in the summer is not a slice of paradise. My Texas home is currently near Dallas, not much better in terms of weather. I spent several years in the hill country of Central Texas and it had its charms. 

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