Using the atmosphere as a brake or aerobraking, the capsule slows down enough for the parachutes to engage which then slows it enough for a rather uncomfortable landing.
US capsules usually land in the Pacific Ocean and the crew and capsule are picked up by helicopters and brought aboard a carrier.
Russian and Chinese capsules land in desert areas. Soyuz capsules apply rockets at the last second before touchdown to soften the landing.
Soyuz landing - it is softer than it looks.