I don't really understand what して and のかに mean or their function in the following sentence?



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私がどのようにして友達のマイケルに出会ったのか is "how I met my friend Michael". This is a long noun phrase known as embedded question. の before か is a special noun called explanatory-no.

  • どのようにして: how (see this)
    • どのように: which way / what way
    • して: (by) doing
  • 友達のマイケル: my friend Michael
  • の: explanatory-no
  • か: question marker, forming an embedded question
  • ~について: about ~

Now, let me talk about [how I met my friend Michael].

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