I noticed that a small gray animal was looking toward us.
Chiisai haiiro no dōbutsu ga kochira o miteiru no ni kizuita.
small; little; tiny
grey; gray; ashen
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
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and
this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker); this direction; here (place close to the speaker or where the speaker is); this one (something physically close to the speaker); I; me; we; us; this person (someone physically close to the speaker and of equal or higher status)
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 see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe; to look over; to look on; to assess; to examine; to judge; to look after; to keep an eye on; to take care of; to view (e.g. flowers, movie); to try; to try out; to see that...; to find that...
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 notice; to recognize; to recognise; to become aware of; to perceive; to realize; to realise
Readings: ショウ、 ちい.さい、 こ-、 お-、 さ-
Meanings: little, small
Readings: カイ、 はい
Meanings: ashes, puckery juice, cremate
Readings: ショク、 シキ、 いろ
Readings: ドウ、 うご.く、 うご.かす
Meanings: move, motion, change, confusion, shift, shake
Readings: ブツ、 モツ、 もの、 もの-
Meanings: thing, object, matter
Readings: ケン、 み.る、 み.える、 み.せる
Meanings: see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
Readings: キ、 ケ、 いき
Meanings: spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood