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"Entrar en" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to come into", and "a" is a preposition which is often translated as "to". Learn more about the difference between "entrar en" and "a" below.
entrar en(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to pass inside)
a. to come into
El profesor entró en la clase y dijo, "¡Buenos días, niños!"The teacher came into the classroom and said, "Good morning, children!"
b. to go into
Se puso a llover y todos entraron en la casa.It started to rain and everyone went into the house.
c. to get inside
Los ladrones rompieron una ventana para entrar en la casa.The burglars broke a window to get inside the house.
d. to enter
El casero no puede entrar en el inmueble sin previo aviso.The landlord can't enter the premises without prior notice.
2. (to be the right size for)
a. to fit in
Todos estos juguetes no entran en la caja.All these toys won't fit in the box.
3. (to become a member of)
a. to join
Jorge Sánchez entró en el Partido Conservador en febrero de 2010.Jorge Sanchez joined the Conservative Party in February 2010.
4. (to be part of)
a. to be included in
El flete no entra en el precio; se paga aparte.The shipping cost is not included in the price. It's paid separately.
5. (to talk about)
a. to get into
No entremos en eso todavía. Hablaremos del dinero más tarde.Let's not get into that just yet. We'll talk about the money later.
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a(
ah
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate direction)
a. to
Ve a tu habitación.Go to your room.
2. (used to indicate position)
a. to
A la izquierda puedes ver el parque.To your left you can see the park.
3. (used to indicate an exact moment)
a. at
Saldremos al amanecer.We will leave at dawn.
4. (used to indicate mode)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Podía respirar a duras penas.He was hardly able to breathe.
5. (the personal "a")
a. to
No te olvides de escribir a tus abuelos.Don't forget to write to your grandparents.
6. (used to give orders)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡A fregar los platos!Go do the dishes!
¡A la cama!Off to bed!
7. (used with quantities)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me encantaría ganar dinero a espuertas.I would love to earn lots of money.
Llovía a cántaros.It was pouring.
8. (used to express purpose)
a. to
Vino a saludar.He came to say hello.
9. (used to express frequency)
a. per
Trabajo ocho horas al día.I work eight hours per day.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
10. (letter)
a. a
Ese adjetivo debe terminar con una a.That adjective should end in an a.
11. (music)
a. A
El pianista tocó una A.The pianist played an A.
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