There was a ship sailing on the sea.
Ichi seki no fune ga umi o hashitteita.
one; best; first; foremost; beginning; start; bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)
counter for ships (large boats); counter for half of a pair (e.g. half of a folding screen); counter for fish, birds, arrows, etc.
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
ship; boat; watercraft; vessel; steamship; tank; tub; vat; trough; counter for boat-shaped containers (e.g. of sashimi)
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and
sea; ocean; waters
indicates direct object of action; indicates subject of causative expression; indicates an area traversed; indicates time (period) over which action takes place; indicates point of departure or separation of action; indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
to run; to travel (movement of vehicles); to drive; to hurry to; to retreat (from battle); to take flight; to run away from home; to elope; to tend heavily toward