- Finnish, documented in English since at least 1940. (Wiktionary)
“Meeri Zetterstrom once told a reporter it was "sisu" - a Finnish word she translated into English as stubbornness - that was at the heart of her success.”
“Because they live in a harsh environment, they say, they believe in planning, and in tools -- and in a virtue called sisu, which is hard to translate but involves self-reliance and a kind of frontier spirit.”
“The perceived inequalities of the IRB's ranking system stirs the passions of 'sisu' - a Finnish word loosely defined as fighting spirit - in the national team's players, whatever their country of origin.”
“ASK Finns about their national character and chances are the word sisu will come up.”
“The former Belgian premier touched on the financial crisis that Finland experienced in the beginning of 1990s and noted how it pulled through with "determination and 'sisu' - a new (Finnish) word for me - or perseverance," he said.”
“Filmi on ilmselt näinud igaüks ning seetõttu tundub sisu tutvustamine üsna absurdne tegevus.”
“Having Finnish "sisu" must have been a great help.”
“Sometimes they called her "Shirl the Pearl" and in the language of her Finnish ancestors everyone said she was blessed with 'sisu' or fortitude.”
“Though a bit undersized, Pihlstrom plays with energy and what the Finns call "sisu".”
“Instead of the rapid Blitzkrieg type victory Stalin's high command predicted, the ill-prepared and poorly led Soviet Army marched into a frozen, desolate meat-grinder, learning the meaning of "sisu", a Finnish term that could be roughly translated as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.”
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