So for example:

That sounds scary to me.

Google translates it as


Does that sound natural in Japanese?


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    What the users here want to see is your own translation attempt and not Google's. – l'électeur Jan 5 '18 at 0:23

to put it simple and basic,

い-adjectives; adjective - the last い + そう

for example:

  • こわい(scary) → こわそう(looks/sounds[would be] scary)
  • おいしい(delicious) → おいしそう(looks/sounds [would be] good)
  • おもい(heavy) → おもそう(looks/sounds [would be] heavy)

This movie looks very scary!

な-adjectives; adjective + そう

for example:

  • きれい(beautiful, clean) → きれいそう(looks/sounds[would be] beautiful/clean)
  • げんき(vital, healthy) → げんきそう(looks/sounds [would be] vital, healthy)
  • たいへん(dreadful, terrible) → たいへんそう(looks/sounds [would be] dreadful/terrible)

You seem to be in good spirit.

  • 勉強になりました、ありがとうございます。 – Stack0verflow Jan 5 '18 at 16:49

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