"Telefonen är tillverkad i Finland."
Translation:The telephone is manufactured in Finland.
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Yes, it can be either about the individual device that is spoken about, or the brand/model that is the topic. The other comments are referring to a time when Nokia was made in Finland...(in eg. Salo) however there are now smaller brands of phones to keep an eye out for ... to be made in Finland.
Haha, it is indeed not a rare follow-up!
Swedish passives make a difference between describing state and activity. The -s passives describe activity:
- tillverkas = is (being) manufactured
- tillverkades = was (being) manufactured
Adding a form of vara describes the state of the item at the given time. Hence:
- är tillverkad = has already been manufactured, still exists
- var tillverkad = has already been manufactured, doesn't still exist
---> Simple present /continuous tense :-
1 ) Jag tillverkar telefoner :-
a ) I manufacture telephone Or
b ) I am manufacturing telephone
2 ) Telefonern tillverkas av mig :-
a ) The telephones are manufactured by me.
b ) The telephones are being manufactured by me
3 ) Telefonen är tillverkad av mig :- a ) The telephone is manufactured by me
b ) The phone is being manufactured by me
---> Simple past :-
4 ) Jag tillverkade telefoner :-
a ) I manufactured phones
b ) I was manufacturing phones
5 ) Telefonern tillverkades av mig :-
a ) The telephones were manufactured by me. Or
b ) The telephones were being manufactured by me
Singular :- For Ett words ---> tillverkat
For En words ---> tillverkad
Am i right ???