Author Archive | Ilija Božić

Days of the Week in Japanese: Beyond Time and into Space

Do you like mythology? Love etymology? Are you fascinated by astronomy? Or perhaps, all of the above? If you answered yes, yes and yes—then you’re going to like what we’ve prepared for you! As you’re about to find out, …

The Japanese Future Tense, or How to Fake It

Welcome to the future, where everyone drives a flying car and spends summer vacation on a different planet. Or maybe not. What do I know? I’m not a fortune teller and I have no idea what the future holds. I …

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.…

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 …