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面倒な手順の方が成功しそうじゃない?

What is ~そう ? Is is the contrary of ~そうにない ? So it would mean something like : "It's likely that you will succeed if you do it the hard way" ?

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https://www.italki.com/question/353833
https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/129025/meaning/m0u/
"~そう" means "it seems", and "~そうにない" is the negative form. More literally, your sentence would be "Doesn't it seem likely that you will succeed if you do it the hard way?", with "じゃない?" meaning "doesn't/isn't it?" here.

  • But... the question is about 「そうじゃない?」(<「そうではない?」), not 「そうにない」... Can you add some explanation on the 「じゃない?」 part? – Chocolate Sep 5 '17 at 2:34

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