ovelta ovelle

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of English door to door; ovelta (from door) ovelle (to door)

Phrase[edit]

ovelta ovelle

  1. (used attributively) door-to-door
    Hän on meidän paras ovelta ovelle -myyjämme.
    He is our best door-to-door salesman.
  2. (used adverbially) door to door
    Matka kestää kuusitoista tuntia ovelta ovelle.
    The trip takes sixteen hours door to door.
    Hän vei vetoomusta ovelta ovelle keräten allekirjoituksia.
    He carried the petition door to door, collecting signatures.