Asked • 04/26/19

Difference between passive form and てある?

I'm confused about the difference between the passive form and the てある form. > 飲み物はもう**買ってあります**。 > The drinks have already been bought. > > 飲み物はもう**買われました**。 > > The drinks were already bought. Are my translations correct? Is it that verb-てある means 'verb **has been** done', whereas, verb-passive means 'verb **was** done'? Are there any other subtleties? Thanks.

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