Also 법 is a related word to its translation,how is it used?

  • Have you tried anything to find out what this means? Dictionaries,. online translations? Why do you think 법 is a related word? What do you think it means?
    – user17915
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 11:53
  • Papago said 'law'..and it also used the word in translation of almost all sentences related to 'how'to do an action
    – ieycha
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 12:17
  • Do not use a machine translator when you study Korean. Read this to get what 법 means. When you put this kind of question, you should mention both who will be the speaker and the listener and what the context is.
    – Klmo
    Commented Apr 14, 2020 at 0:42

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'I learnt to ride a bike' literally means 나는 자전거 타는 것을 배웠어.

But to make it more natural, it should be 나는 자전거 타는 법을 배웠어 or 나는 어떻게 자전거 타는 건지 배웠어.

'verb + 하는 (방)법' = '어떻게 + verb + 하는 건지' = 'how to + verb' in English

'법' in this situation means 'way, method or rule' and it is similar with '방법'.

ex) 떡볶이 만드는 (방)법 = 어떻게 떡볶이를 만드는 건지

떡볶이 만드는 법을 배웠다. = 어떻게 떡볶이를 만드는 건지 배웠다. I learnt to cook 떡볶이. = I learnt how to cook 떡볶이.

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