Do you like mythology?
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, …
Do you know why Batman is so incredibly cool?
It’s because he has that awesome utility belt with all those gadgets.
Well, I guess it’s also because he knows martial arts and has a ton of money and all. But …
Are you a drama queen?
If you’re learning a new language, maybe you should be!
Japanese learners often enjoy watching Japanese television shows as a way to study the language and culture.
But when you aren’t in Japan, or if …
No, that wasn’t a typo. That was me trying to sound hip by using some Japanese internet slang.
Being “wktk” means being excited. Isn’t that cool?
Okay, so maybe using cool slang isn’t all that exciting.
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.
You can’t rewrite the past…
But you certainly can write about it! Checkmate, wise old proverb!
However, in order to do so, you must first master using the past tense.
Learning a foreign language usually begins with learning its …
Back in the day, we could get away with speaking like this:
“I want food. I want water.”
“I like stick. I like rock. I can’t decide!”
Fortunately for us, those days are long gone, thanks to good ol’ conjunctions. …
Choose a topic. Any topic.
Science? There’s an anime about that.
Introverts? Yep, there’s an anime about those.
A girl who turns tiny and literally becomes her crush’s right hand? You’d better believe there’s an anime about that…
Daft Punk has some excellent life and language learning advice in their popular song:
“Work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger.”
It’s a four-step process:
Step one: Work hard.
Step two: Get better.
It’s a trap!
Yes, you’ve encountered another one of those sneaky little tricksters in the Japanese language.
The ones that lure us learners in every once in a while.
They might be parts of Japanese grammar that seem weird to …
“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…
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.…
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 …
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 …
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 …
Flip. Flip. Flip.
What’s that? Oh, just the sound of you mastering the Japanese language.
All you need is one little versatile tool: The mighty flashcard.
You can use flashcards to learn just about anything.
Of course, they’re awesome for …