The German word so translates to English as “in that way”, or “like that.”
Words translated into other languages don’t always map one-to-one. The meaning of a single word in one language might be expressed by more than one word, or a phrase, in another language.
That’s a different word. One word “so” in English is an adverb, meaning “very much, to a great degree” — it’s so cold, I am so tired, etc.
Another word “so” in English is a coordinate conjunction. It’s raining, so we need an umbrella.
Another word “so” in English means “true” or factual. “Say it ain’t so, Joe!”. or “That just isn’t so.”
None of these really translate German so accurately. German so means essentially “in that way”, or “like that”