I know that there's no direct English equivalent of "sisu," but this really isn't the place to try to invent new loan words.
I'm a Spanish speaker and don't know what sisu means
Sisu is a Finnish trait of 'working hard' working with a lot of stamina (oversimplification) it's a cultural thing
What the hell is sisu????
Its a fighting power from the vikings :)
If you print out the Tips at the beginning of each lesson, it explains some of the cultural ideas, like sisu.
I didn't even know there were tips you could print.
I don't think there are tips on the mobile version.
I was also wondering what the heck "sisu" was. Interesting word.
Can any Finnish speakers help me with this,
can you say "Liisa on nainen sisukas." or can you only say, "Liisa on sisukas nainen."?
No you can't say "Liisa on nainen sisukas". The adjectives come before the noun in Finnish.
Sisu = Gutsy, determined.
And apparently we also have to -somehow- know that sisuKAS means "with" sisu. Good luck with that...
Would "determination" be a good equivalent in english?
Or "determined" for sisukas?
Sisu in Finnish is almost equivalent to Chutzpah in Hebrew (even the Finnish and Israeli flags have the same colors