Author Archive | Ilija Božić

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

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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, …

Learn How to Speak Japanese Faster with These 10 Learning Hacks


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 …

Samurai Cat, to the Internet! Watch Japanese Drama Online and Learn the Langauge (and Culture)


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 …

5 Super Spots for Japanese Speaking Online and Getting Chatty with the Locals

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I’m wktk!

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.

But …

Japanese Present Tense to Discuss Current Happenings with Confidence


Boy do we have a gift for you—a Japanese one, to be precise.

We’ll be teaching you how to use the present tense in Japanese!

What, did you think we’d give you a お土産(おみやげ)— a charm often bought as …

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 …

Learn the Japanese Past Tense with the How to (and How Not to) Guide


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 …