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"Bump into" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "chocar contra", and "run into" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "chocar con". Learn more about the difference between "bump into" and "run into" below.
bump into(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to collide with)
a. chocar contra
Judy bumped into your car backing out, but it didn't do much damage.Judy chocó contra tu carro saliendo marcha atrás, pero no hizo mucho daño.
b. darse contra
I bumped into a lamppost because I was texting and walking.Me di contra una farola porque estaba enviando un mensaje de texto al caminar.
2. (to meet by chance)
a. toparse con
You'll never guess who I bumped into today.Nunca adivinarás con quien me topé hoy.
b. encontrarse
20 years later, the former lovers bumped into each other on the streets of Timbuktu.20 años después, los antiguos amantes se encontraron en las calles de Tombuctú.
c. tropezar con
Arnold bumped into the doorman in the hallway and asked if he had seen his wife.Arnold tropezó con el portero en el pasillo y le preguntó si había visto a su esposa.
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run into(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to collide with)
a. chocar con
Clay jumped the red light and ran into a taxi.Clay pasó con el semáforo en rojo y chocó con un taxi.
b. chocar contra
He turned around to wave, while continuing to walk, and ran into a pole.Volteó para saludar, sin dejar de caminar, y chocó contra un poste.
c. chocar
Two cars ran into each other on the street in front of my house.Dos coches chocaron en la calle frente a mi casa.
2. (to meet by chance)
a. tropezarse con
I ran into a friend from Hawaii when I was traveling through Nicaragua.Me tropecé con una amiga de Hawai cuando estaba viajando por Nicaragua.
b. toparse con
Guess who I ran into today?¿A que no adivinas con quién me topé hoy?
c. encontrarse con
I work in the same building as Vera, but I've never run into her.Trabajo en el mismo edificio que Vera, pero aún no me he encontrado con ella.
3. (to encounter)
a. tropezar con
The program, while well intentioned, ran into opposition from many people.El programa, aunque bien intencionado, tropezó con la oposición de muchas personas.
b. encontrarse con
They ran into a dust storm while crossing the desert.Se encontraron con una tormenta de polvo al atravesar el desierto.
c. toparse con
The proposal to buy 80 per cent of the company ran into trouble with the finance committee.La propuesta de comprar el 80 por ciento de la compañía se topó con problemas en el comité de finanzas.
4. (to amount to)
a. ascender a
At this rate the total cost of repairing the building will run into the millions.A este paso el costo total de la reparación del edifició ascenderá a millones.
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