Overview of the passive tenses

1. The present passive

Verb Passive Translation
lukea luetaan it is read
syödä syödään it is eaten
haluta halutaan it is wanted

For more detailed information:
- The present passive
- The negative present passive



2. The imperfect passive

Verb Passive Translation
lukea luettiin it was read
syödä syötiin it was eaten
haluta haluttiin it was wanted

For more detailed information:
- The imperfect passive


3. The perfect passive

Verb Passive Translation
lukea on luettu it has been read
syödä on syöty it has been eaten
haluta on haluttu it has been wanted


4. The plusquamperfect passive

Verb Passive Translation
lukea oli luettu it had been read
syödä oli syöty it had been eaten
haluta oli haluttu it had been wanted


5. The conditional passive

Verb Passive Translation
lukea luettaisiin it would be read
syödä syötäisiin it would be eaten
haluta haluttaisiin it would be wanted

For more detailed information:
- The conditional passive


5. The perfect conditional passive

Verb Passive Translation
lukea olisi luettu it would have been read
syödä olisi syöty it would have been eaten
haluta olisi haluttu it would have been wanted


6. The potential passive

Verb Passive Translation
lukea luettaneen it may be read
syödä syötaneen it may be eaten
haluta haluttaneen it may be wanted