What is an equivalent expression to "How to" that is used when searching/referring to guides, especially online?

  • Please provide us with an initial translation attempt, so the question can be answered. – Jack Bosma Aug 18 '19 at 12:49
  • Maybe 使い方 would work? – user3856370 Aug 18 '19 at 15:45
  • 説明書?せつめいしょ?An explanatory guide? – Jack Bosma Aug 18 '19 at 17:34

There is no equivalent. One way would be to change the verb where appropriate and make something like 寿司の作り方、漫画の描き方、ボスの倒し方, etc.

Or as the other answer said, use a generic word like 方法.


When English nintendo website use “How to Charge the Controller”, In Japanese nintendo website use “コントローラーを充電する”. It has no meaning of “how to”, but this is a popular way. You can use “コントローラーの充電のしかた” too.

When you google “How to become a teacher?“ in Japanese, you should use “先生 なる 方法” or “先生になるには”.

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