Quick answer
"Log in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "iniciar sesión", and "log on" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "entrar". Learn more about the difference between "log in" and "log on" below.
log in(
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. (computing)
a. iniciar sesión
I couldn't log in because I forgot my password.No pude iniciar sesión porque me olvidé de mi contraseña.
b. entrar
Log in to your account to pay your bills online.Entra en tu cuenta para pagar tus cuentas en línea.
c. ingresar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you log in to your account from your cellphone?¿Puedes ingresar a tu cuenta cuenta de correo desde tu celular?
d. acceder al sistema
Log in when you start each shift, so that the manager can keep track of the hours that you work.Accede al sistema cuando empieces cada turno para que el gerente pueda hacer un seguimiento de las horas que trabajas.
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log on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (computing)
a. entrar
Log on to our website to get regular updates regarding what new products we have in stock.Entra en nuestra página web para recibir las últimas noticias sobre los nuevos productos que tenemos en stock.
b. entrar al sistema
You'll need your username and password to log on.Vas a necesitar tu nombre de usuario y contraseña para entrar al sistema.
c. iniciar sesión
Turn on your computer and log on to the operating system.Enciende tu computadora e inicia sesión en el sistema operativo.
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