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"Entrar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to enter", and "inscribir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to engrave". Learn more about the difference between "entrar" and "inscribir" below.
entrar(
ehn
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trahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to pass inside)
a. to enter
No se puede entrar sin firmar.You cannot enter without signing.
b. to go in (inside)
Necesitas autorización para entrar a la oficina durante el fin de semana.You need permission to go into the office during the weekend.
c. to come in (from the outside)
Está lloviendo; entra, por favor.It's raining; please come in.
2. (to be of the right size)
a. to fit
La cama no entrará por la puerta del ascensor.The bed won't fit through the elevator door.
b. to go in
Esta llave no entra en la cerradura.This key doesn't go in the key hole.
3. (to pierce)
a. to penetrate
Esa máquina puede entrar en la roca.That machine can penetrate the rock.
4. (to become a member)
a. to join
Entró en la Marina de los Estados Unidos a los 18.He joined the United States Navy at 18.
5. (to be part of)
a. to be included
Todos los envíos entran en nuestros precios.All shipping costs are included in our prices.
6. (to begin)
a. to start
Entro a mi clase de yoga a las 6 am.I start my yoga class at 6 am.
Entré en este sector hace algunos años.I started in this sector some years ago.
7. (to begin to feel)
a. to get
Me está entrando sueño; me voy a echar una siesta.I'm getting drowsy; I am going to take a nap.
b. to feel
Me ha entrado una sed insaciable.I suddenly feel an unquenchable thirst.
8. (to comprehend)
a. to get
¿No te entra que ya no te quiero?Don't you get that I don't love you anymore?
b. to understand
A mi hijo le entró rápido el alfabeto.My son understood the alphabet quickly.
9. (to gain access to)
a. to access
Tienes que introducir tu contraseña para entrar en este foro.You have to enter your password to access this forum.
10. (to begin to play)
a. to come in
El piano entra después de la guitarra.The piano comes in after the guitar.
11. (to participate)
a. to get into
Esta discusión se acaba aquí; no voy a entrar en ataques personales.This discussion ends now; I'm not going to get into any personal attacks.
b. to join in
Entró en la conversación sin que lo invitaran.He joined in the conversation without being asked.
12. (automobile)
a. to go into
El carro ya no entra en tercera; hay que llevarlo al mecánico.The car doesn’t go into third anymore; we need to take it to the mechanic.
13. (computing)
a. to log in
Para entrar en la cuenta, tienes que teclear tu contraseña.To log in to your account, you need to type your password.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
14. (to attack)
a. to tackle
Esquivó a varios jugadores y le entró a su oponente.He dodged some players and tackled his opponent.
15. (to put inside)
a. to bring in
Dejé las bolsas de la compra en el coche. ¿Podrías entrarlas?I left the shopping bags in the car. Can you please bring them in?
b. to take in
Ese perro está sucio; no lo entres hasta que lo hayas lavado.That dog is dirty; don't take him in until you have washed him.
16. (to approach)
a. to deal with
Para salir con mi prima, primero tienes que saber cómo entrarle a su padre.To go out with my cousin, first you have to know how to deal with her father.
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inscribir(
eens
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kree
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beer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to carve)
a. to engrave
Muchos enamorados habían inscrito sus nombres en el tronco del árbol.Many lovers had engraved their names on the tree trunk.
b. to inscribe
Voy a mandar inscribir los nombres de mis hijos en la pulsera.I'll have my children's names inscribed on the bracelet.
2. (to sign up)
a. to enroll (in a course or a school)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Estoy pensando en inscribir a mi hija en un curso de natación.I'm thinking of enrolling my daughter in a swimming course.
b. to enrol (in a course or a school) (United Kingdom)
He decidido inscribir a los niños en la escuela que está más cerca de casa.I have decided to enrol my children in the school that is closest to home.
c. to register
Para inscribir a otra persona necesitas saber su nombre completo.To register another person you need to know their full name.
d. to enter (a competition)
Insistió tanto que al final sus padres lo inscribieron en el concurso de canciones.He insisted so much that eventually his parents entered him for the song contest.
3. (to record)
a. to register
Lo primero que tiene que hacer es inscribir su marca en el registro de patentes y marcas.The first thing you need to do is register your brand in the patents and trademarks registry.
4. (mathematics)
a. to inscribe
A continuación se ofrece una explicación de cómo inscribir una circunferencia en un triángulo.Here you'll find an explanation on how to inscribe a circumference in a triangle.
inscribirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to sign up)
a. to register
Se inscribió en la conferencia pero no pudo asistir.He registered for the conference but could not attend.
b. to enroll (in a course or a school)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me quiero inscribir a un taller de arte este semestre.I want to enroll in an art workshop this semester.
c. to enrol (in a course or a school) (United Kingdom)
Para inscribirse es suficiente con el carnet de identidad.All you need to enrol is to present your identity card.
d. to enter (a competition)
Se inscribió en la competenia sin pensar seriamente en ganar.He entered the competition without really thinking about winning.
e. to join (a party)
Miles de personas se inscribieron en el partido la primera semana tras su legalización.Thousands of people joined the party during the first week after its legalization.
6. (to be part of; used with "en")
a. to belong
Su obra se inscribe en la corriente neorrealista que marcó la época.His work belongs to the neorealist school that marked the times.
7. (to be in line with; used with "dentro")
a. to be in keeping with
Estas medidas se inscriben dentro de la nueva política económica.These measures are in keeping with the new economic policy.
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