Author Archive | Ilija Božić

Describing Japanese Food: A Tasty Intro to Adjectives


“Raw” isn’t always a bad thing.

That’s true in Japanese cuisine as well as many other food-based traditions.

But you’d never guess it from hearing Gordon Ramsay yelling the word repeatedly with dissatisfaction.

Ah, the wonderful gift of adjectives

Japanese Variety Shows: 6 Shows to Teach You the Language


Are you ready to delve into the world of entertainment on an entirely different level?

And enhance your Japanese while you’re at it?

Variety shows are very common in Japan and Korea, going toe-to-toe in popularity with television dramas.…

6 Authentic Japanese Learning Videos for Real-world Language Skills


No more Splenda.

Don’t give me imitation crab.

And keep that tofurkey far, far away.

I only want the real deal.

On my plate, and in my Japanese learning, too.

To use Japanese like a native speaker, you’ve got …

Japanese Android Apps: 6 Ways to Transform Your Japanese


What if I told you that your phone could transform?

Now, I don’t mean the “Oh my god, that’s some real Optimus Prime stuff right there, quick, somebody call Sector Seven!” kind of transformation.

Instead, what if I told …

Learn Japanese with Radio: 6 Student-friendly Online Options


Can you sense all the great Japanese learning opportunities around you?

They’re literally in the air…waves.

But it’s not surprising if you’ve never noticed them.

In this day and age, radio has unfortunately become somewhat forgotten.

We tend to lean …

The 6 Best Japanese Flashcard Sites for Flippin’ to Fluency


“Ugh, I knew that!”

Ever find yourself face-palming after forgetting a Japanese word you’ve totally learned already?

Or when a native speaker corrects an obvious grammar mistake?

Yeah, we’ve all been there.

It’s a natural part of the language learning