There was a hint of fall in the air.
Aki no kehai ga kanjirareta.
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
indication; sign; hint; presence; trend; quotation (esp. stock market)
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and
to feel; to sense; to experience