"Ghlanamar an teach sular tháinig siad."
Translation:We cleaned the house before they came.
Nothing upsets mother more, than guests popping in and seeing the house looking like it always does. :)
Cad é na dífriochta idir sula agus sular? http://www.daltai.com/discus/messages/13510/50147.html?1265659245 http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/topic50469.html
Tá sé sin an fregair!
Agus ceist eile- cad é an difriul idir riomh agus sular? http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/topic88222.html
Ceapann go bhfuil siad níos easca le fhoglaim anois!
Regarding sula vs. sular, look at Lughaidh’s post in your first link and Redwolf’s post in your second link. Regarding riomh vs. sular, look at Tiarnan2’s post in your third link.
My comment is the fact I have been doing Duolingo for over 365 days and wanted to keep that going for as long as possible. Suddenly I'm back to one. Why?????
Do you use the Duolingo app on an iPhone? There are many reports of the iPhone app going into "offline mode", and not reporting progress until the next time it goes online, at which point the streak has already been broken.
There has been a recent test where some iPhone users report that they have been offered the opportunity to pay to repair a streak after the fact (with real money, not lingots), but other than that, there isn't really anything that you can do about it. Always have a "Streak Freeze" equipped, and check it regularly to make sure that it hasn't been used without you realizing it.
I think "we had cleaned the house" is more correct than "we cleaned", but it's not accepted (I've reported it though). Or does Irish have some other form for past perfect tense, which is used in different situations than English?
PS. I'm not a native English speaker.
The Past Perfect isn't really used in Irish, but the structure Bhí an teach glanadh againn is used, and might be a better if you actually needed to use a perfect construction.
But this is the simple past, and "we had cleaned the house" isn't necessary and isn't "more correct".