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Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: そうもない (sou mo nai)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3 Flashcard

Meaning: very unlikely to

Formation:

Verb-stem + そうもない

Example sentences:


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今のわたしの安い給料では、何年働いても自分の家は買えそうもない。
ima no watashi no yasui kyuuryou dewa, nannen hataraitemo jibun no ie wa kaesou mo nai.
With my current low salary, I’m not going to be able to buy a house no matter how many years I work.

この雨は止みそうもないので、仕方なく雨の中帰りました。
kono ame wa yamisou mo nai node, shikata naku ame no naka kaerimashita.
The rain wasn’t likely to stop, so I had no choice but to go home while it was raining.

この渋滞では約束の時間に間に合いそうもない。
kono juutai dewa yakusoku no jikan ni maniaisou mo nai.
With this traffic jam, I’m not gonna make it to the appointment in time.


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