The fortress was in the enemy's hands.
Yōsai wa teki no te ni atta.
fort; stronghold; fortification
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
opponent; rival; adversary; menace; danger; threat; enemy
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
hand; arm; forepaw; foreleg; handle; hand; worker; help; trouble; care; effort; means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship; hand; handwriting; kind; type; sort; one's hands; one's possession; ability to cope; hand (of cards); direction; move (in go, shogi, etc.)
at (place, time); in; on; during; to (direction, state); toward; into; for (purpose); because of (reason); for; with; by; from; as (i.e. in the role of); per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month"); and; in addition to; if; although
to be (usu. of inanimate objects); to exist; to live; to have; to be located; to be equipped with; to happen; to come about