Decoded Slug: Verb そうにない (Verb sou ni nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb そうにない (Verb sou ni nai)

Verb そうにない (Verb sou ni nai)

Short explanation:

Expresses unlikelihood or that something is not likely to happen.


Verb-stem + そうにない


Kare wa sonna ni hayaku hashiru sou ni nai.
He doesn't seem likely to run that fast.
Kono shorui wo ashita made ni owaraseru sou ni nai.
I don't think I'll be able to finish these documents by tomorrow.
Kyou ame ga furisou ni nai.
It doesn't seem like it will rain today.
Kanojo wa machigaeru sou ni nai.
She doesn't seem likely to make a mistake.

Long explanation:

The そうにない grammar point is used to express that something is unlikely to happen or that one does not seem like they will do something. It is formed by attaching そうにない to the stem of a verb.

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