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    Hi Guys,

    I need to know if there is another way to express that your credit or debit card got stuck in an ATM. I mean, when you insert the card, the machine does not return it to you

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    The ATM ate my card.

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    Hi Thomas,
    Really? Here in my country, we say, "el cajero me tragó la tarjeta" something like "The ATM swallowed my card"


    Thanks dude!

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    I have lived outside the USA for four years, but I am sure people would understand and even use "to swallow", but the most common expression seems to be "to eat".

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    Thomas, so great!!! I'll go with eat, thanks a lot, Diego

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    Quote Originally Posted by diegonel
    Thomas, so great!!! I'll go with eat, thanks a lot, Diego
    That´s fine within an informal context Dego, but I would use your first version within the formal one.

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    Hebe,
    hi u doing!
    Yes, you are right. Get stuck is more formal. Thanks

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    "Getting stuck" sounds very Spanglish to me. Other ways to get the idea across are "The ATM took/kept my card" or "I lost my card in the ATM machine".

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    My two cents worth:

    the ATM ate my card, the ATM kept my card, my card didn't come back out of the ATM, the ATM didn't return my card, my card is stuck in the ATM

    In a more formal situation, for example, a letter to the bank, I would say that the ATM didn't return my card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    "Getting stuck" sounds very Spanglish to me. Other ways to get the idea across are "The ATM took/kept my card" or "I lost my card in the ATM machine".
    That's interesting Thomas. I must say that I am not an English native speaker but I heard that expression a lot when I lived in USA.

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