I saw a house in the distance.
Tōku no ie ga mieta.
far away; distant; at a distance; distant place; by far
indicates possessive; nominalizes verbs and adjectives; substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases; (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion; (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis; (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
house; residence; dwelling; family; household; lineage; family name
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and
to have an audience; to meet; to see; to face (an enemy); to confront; to serve (esp. as one's wife)