Quick answer
"Walk in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "entrar", and "walk into" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "entrar en". Learn more about the difference between "walk in" and "walk into" below.
walk 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. (to enter on foot)
a. entrar
A customer walked in and asked the pharmacist for some aspirin.Un cliente entró y le pidió aspirina al farmacéutico.
2. (to enter without invitation)
a. irrumpir
Paul's brother walked in when he was kissing Chloe.El hermano de Paul irrumpió cuando se estaba besando con Chloe.
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walk into
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. (general)
a. entrar en
You can't just walk into a restaurant like that without a reservation and hope to get a table.No se puede entrar en un restaurante así sin reservación y esperar que te den una mesa.
b. entrar a
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We walked into a little bookstore to see what they had.Entramos a una pequeña librería para ver qué había.
2. (to collide with)
a. darse contra
Daniel walked into a parking meter because he wasn't paying attention.Daniel se dio contra un parquímetro por no prestar atención.
b. chocar con
Donna was looking at her phone and accidentally walked into someone.Donna miraba su celular y, sin querer, chocó con alguien.
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