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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: そうにない (sou ni nai)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: extremely unlikely to; showing no signs of

Formation:

Verb-stem + そうにない

Example sentences:


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最近仕事がすごく忙しくて、パーティーに行けそうにないよ。
saikin shigoto ga sugoku isogashikute, paatii ni ikesou ni nai yo.
I’m so busy at work these days, I don’t think I can attend the party.

彼はとうてい眠れそうにないと思った。
kare wa toutei nemuresou ni nai to omotta.
He was sure he would not be able to fall asleep.

この仕事、まだ半分もできていないから、今日中には終わりそうにない。
kono shigoto mada hanbun mo dekite inai kara, kyoujuu niwa owari sou ni nai.
This work isn’t even half done yet, so I don’t think I can finish it today.


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