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Both seems to mean "to enter". I had a feeling that the 入 is more "to put into" while the 进 is "to enter" ? But I also saw the "entrence" using 入.

  • see dictionaries (usage examples, esp. jukuu) and grammars, 入,进 when used by themselves often interchangeable, on the other hand 进 (not 入) functions as simple complement of direction (趋向补语), 进来/去 are compound 趋向补语,例如:1。趋向意义:上课了,学生们走进教室。我眼看着那只美丽的小鸟飞进了树林。2。结果意义:表示"凹陷"例如:墙上凹进一块,很显眼。他的额头瘪进一块。 – user6065 Jul 22 '17 at 19:47
  • regarding 入 as complement of direction (see answer), it seems it cannot be used as freely as 进 (e.g. 入 is not in "实用现代汉语语法"'s list of 趋向补语),小马词典 examples:加入,投入,侵入,and more – user6065 Jul 22 '17 at 20:26
  • zhidao.baidu.com/question/743951211945316012.html 但“进”的用途比“入”要更广泛一些。一般而言,“进”可以代替“入”,而“入”不一定可以代替“进” – user6065 Jul 22 '17 at 21:31
  • 他可以“进” 而不“入”。 入 means he will be in (a room, etc), while 进 is an action or trial only (he try to enter but there are possiblity something/somebody blocks him). just like you "look to" east but "see" nothing. – Daniel Yeung Sep 8 '17 at 5:25
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入 (to put into/ to enter into)

进 (to advance/ to advance and enter)

进入 (advance into/ to enter) is a compound word

  • 进(advance) is the main verb

  • 入(into) is the resultative/ directional verb particle

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As far as I have seen, personally, I see 入口 used as a noun, and 进 used as a verb.

  • see Q: "entrence" using 入:入口,小马词典 has 58 words (nouns and verbs) starting with 入: – user6065 Jul 23 '17 at 5:41

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