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Before I continue. WordPress does use a database actually, but that aside.
As soon as you’re up and running in Settings > Permalinks you can for example set the structure to:

becomes :

.. to make it look like html-files.

To go in on converting it… Yes, if the current site is pure static html, then you’re gonna have to copy and paste.
But that shouldn’t take too long.

If you wanna copy and paste the html directly, make sure in "Users > Your profile" you’ve ticked/checked to disable the visual editor. Then you’ll be able to past the raw html directly.

PS: I don’t know how advanced you are, but remember not to copy and paste anything from above <body> or from below </body> into the WordPress page editor.