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My Japanese friend online said it means important and in some translating sites, I found it means focusing or put emphasis in. They're all similar but what does に力を入 actually stand for, specifically? Because I can't find any translation for it. It's not actually a word, is it?

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  • Mm, how much Japanese grammar do you understand? This is not a single word, but a weird lopped off part of a sentence. The noun before に is quite important.
    – Angelos
    May 5, 2019 at 12:14
  • ejje.weblio.jp/content/…
    – Ringil
    May 5, 2019 at 12:43

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  • ~に: "in/into ~"
  • 力【ちから】: "power", "energy", "effort"
  • を: direct object marker
  • 入れて: te-form of 入れる ("put in")
  • います: progressive marker

So ~に力を入れています means "[I am / We are] putting energy/effort in ~". Depending on the context, it can mean "[I/We] consider ~ important", but it's not a literal translation.

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