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Coronavirus Spanish Vocabulary Audio: 250 Words related to COVID-19 for Nurses and Doctors in Spanish

In this session we will review a list of vocabulary words related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic that can be useful for nurses and Doctors who need to interact with patients at work.

 

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Here is the List of Vocabulary Words

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Here’s the list of words related to the Coronavirus Pandemic (we’ll review each word in Spanish, English and Spanish.) Here we go:

  1. Pandemia – Pandemic – Pandemia
  2. Coronavirus – Coronavirus – Coronavirus
  3. SARS-CoV-2 – SARS-CoV-2 – SARS-CoV-2
  4. COVID-19 – COVID-19 – COVID-19
  5. Virus – Virus – Virus
  6. Viral – Viral – Viral
  7. Virus Respiratorio – Respiratory Virus – Virus Respiratorio
  8. Epidemia – Epidemic – Epidemia
  9. Epidemiología – Epidemiology – Epidemiología
  10. Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) – World Health Organization (WHO) – Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS)
  11. Diagnosticar – To diagnose – Diagnosticar
  12. Diagnosticado – Diagnosed – Diagnosticado
  13. Casos sospechosos – Suspected cases – Casos sospechosos
  14. Casos confirmados – Confirmed cases – Casos confirmados
  15. Casos no reportados – Unreported cases – Casos no reportados
  16. Inmunidad – Immunity – Inmunidad
  17. Ser inmune – To be immune – Ser inmune
  18. Posponer – To postpone – Posponer
  19. Cancelar – To cancel – Cancelar
  20. Eventos – Events – Eventos
  21. Cancelaciones – Cancellations – Cancelaciones
  22. Trabajar desde casa – Working from home – Trabajar desde casa
  23. Oficina en casa – Home office – Oficina en casa

 

Now, let’s go over a few words related to Symptoms of COVID-19:

  1. Síntomas – Symptoms – Síntomas
  2. Sintomático – Symptomatic – Sintomático
  3. Asintomático – Asymptomatic – Asintomático
  4. Síntomas leves – Mild symtoms – Síntomas leves
  5. Síntomas severos – Severe symtoms – Síntomas severos
  6. Síntomas no típicos – Not typical symptoms – Síntomas no típicos
  7. Temperatura – Temperature – Temperatura
  8. Temperatura normal – Normal temperature – Temperatura normal
  9. Fiebre – Fever – Fiebre
  10. Tener fiebre – To have a fever – Tener fiebre
  11. Tos – Cough – Tos
  12. Tos seca – Dry cough – Tos seca
  13. Fatiga – Fatigue – Fatiga
  14. Cansancio – Tiredness – Cansancio
  15. Dolor – Pain – Dolor
  16. Dolor de cabeza – Headache – Dolor de cabeza
  17. Dolor de garganta – Sore throat – Dolor de garganta
  18. Dificultad para respirar – Difficulty breathing – Dificultad para respirar
  19. Falta de aire – Shortness of Breath – Falta de aire
  20. Neumonía – Pneumonia – Neumonía
  21. Infección en los pulmones – Infection in the lungs – Infección en los pulmones
  22. Falta de apetito – Loss of appetite – Falta de apetito
  23. Náuseas – Nausea – Náuseas
  24. Pérdida del sentido del olfato – Loss of sense of smell – Pérdida del sentido del olfato
  25. Pérdida del sentido del gusto – Lack of taste – Pérdida del sentido del gusto
  26. Dolor muscular – Body aches – Dolor muscular
  27. Escalofríos – Chills – Escalofríos
  28. Vómito – Vomiting – Vómito
  29. Diarrea – Diarrhea – Diarrea
  30. Problemas gastrointestinales – Gastrointestinal problems – Problemas gastrointestinales
  31. Presión baja – Low blood pressure – Presión baja
  32. Presión alta – High blood pressure – Presión alta
  33. Malestar general – General malaise – Malestar general
  34. Ojos – Eyes – Ojos
  35. Ojos irritados – Irritated eyes – Ojos irritados
  36. Nariz – Nose – Nariz
  37. Congestión nasal – Nasal congestion – Congestión nasal
  38. Escurrimiento nasal – Runny nose – Escurrimiento nasal
  39. Boca – Mouth – Boca
  40. Garganta – Throat – Garganta
  41. Flemas – Phlegm – Flemas
  42. Tos con flemas – Cough with phlegm – Tos con flemas
  43. Síntomas similares a la gripe – Flu-like symptoms – Síntomas similares a la gripe
  44. Gripe – flu – gripe
  45. Catarro – a common cold – Catarro
  46. Resfriado – a common cold – Resfriado

 

Now, let’s review a few vocabulary words related to Contagious Diseases:

  1. Enfermedad – disease – Enfermedad
  2. Una enfermedad seria – Serious illness – Una enfermedad seria
  3. Transmisión – Transmission – Transmisión 
  4. Brote – Outbreak – Brote
  5. Peligroso – Dangerous – Peligroso
  6. Contagio – Contagion – Contagio
  7. Contagioso – Contagious – Contagioso
  8. Muy contagioso – Very contagious – Muy contagioso
  9. Altamente contagioso – Highly contagious – Altamente contagioso
  10. Periodo de incubación – Incubation period – Periodo de incubación
  11. Exposición – Exposure – Exposición
  12. Estar expuesto – To be exposed – Estar expuesto
  13. Infectar – To infect – Infectar
  14. Infección – Infection – Infección
  15. Infeccioso – Infectious – Infeccioso
  16. Tasa de infección – Rate of infection – Tasa de infección
  17. Riesgo de infección – Risk of infection – Riesgo de infección
  18. Número de infectados – Number of infected people – Número de infectados
  19. Propagación comunitaria – Community spread – Propagación comunitaria
  20. Seguimiento de contactos – Contact tracing – Seguimiento de contactos
  21. Emergencia – Emergency – Emergencia
  22. Pánico – Panic – Pánico
  23. Crisis – Crisis – Crisis
  24. Portador asintomático – Asymptomatic carrier – Portador asintomático
  25. Pacientes con síntomas leves – Patients with mild symptoms – Pacientes con síntomas leves


Now, let’s review a list of words related to Higher Risk Populations:

  1. Personas vulnerables – Vulnerable people – Personas vulnerables
  2. Población vulnerable – Vulnerable population – Población vulnerable
  3. Población de riesgo – Population at risk – Población de riesgo
  4. Riesgo – Risk – Riesgo
  5. Bajo riesgo – Low risk – Bajo riesgo
  6. Alto riesgo – High risk – Alto riesgo
  7. Personas de edad avanzada – Older people – Personas de edad avanzada
  8. Personas mayores – The Elderly – Personas mayores
  9. Adultos mayores de 60 años – Adults over 60 – Adultos mayores de 60 años
  10. Mujeres embarazadas – Pregnant women – Mujeres embarazadas
  11. Personas que fuman – People who smoke – Personas que fuman
  12. Fumadores – Smokers – Fumadores
  13. Sistema inmune – Immune system – Sistema inmune
  14. Personas con un sistema inmune debilitado – People with a weakened immune system – Personas con un sistema inmune debilitado
  15. Personas con enfermedades crónicas – People with chronic illnesses – Personas con enfermedades crónicas
  16. Problemas médicos subyacentes – Underlying medical problems – Problemas médicos subyacentes
  17. Asma – Asthma – Asma
  18. Diabetes – Diabetes – Diabetes
  19. Obesidad – Obesity – Obesidad
  20. Sobrepeso – Overweight – Sobrepeso
  21. Problemas de pulmones – Lung problems – Problemas de pulmones
  22. Enfermedad respiratoria – Respiratory illness – Enfermedad respiratoria
  23. Problemas de corazón – Heart problems – Problemas de corazón
  24. Enfermedades cardiacas – Cardiac diseases – Enfermedades cardiacas
  25. Presión arterial alta – High blood pressure – Presión arterial alta
  26. Hipertensión – Hypertension – Hipertensión
  27. Enfermedad hepática – Liver disease – Enfermedad hepática
  28. VIH – HIV – VIH
  29. Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana – Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana
  30. Cáncer – Cancer – Cáncer

 

Now, let’s review a subgroup of words related to Preventing COVID-19:

  1. Medidas de Prevención – Prevention measures – Medidas de Prevención
  2. Lavarse la manos – To wash hands – Lavarse la manos
  3. Lavarse las manos frecuentemente – Wash hands frequently – Lavarse las manos frecuentemente
  4. Lavarse las manos con agua y jabón – Wash hands using soap and water – Lavarse las manos con agua y jabón
  5. Lavarse las manos por 20 segundos con agua y jabón – Wash hands using soap and water for 20 seconds – Lavarse las
  6. manos por 20 segundos con agua y jabón
  7. Entrar – to enter – Entrar
  8. Ojos – Eyes – Ojos
  9. Ojos irritados – Irritated eyes – Ojos irritados
  10. Nariz – Nose – Nariz
  11. Boca – Mouth – Boca
  12. El virus entra al cuerpo por la nariz – The virus enters the body through the nose – El virus entra al cuerpo por la nariz
  13. El virus entra al cuerpo por los ojos – The virus enters the body through the eyes – El virus entra al cuerpo por los ojos
  14. El virus entra al cuerpo por la boca – The virus enters the body through the mouth – El virus entra al cuerpo por la boca
  15. Tocar – To touch – Tocar
  16. No tocar – Not to touch – No tocar
  17. No tocarse la cara – To not touch one’s face – No tocarse la cara
  18. No tocarse la nariz – To not touch one’s nose – No tocarse la nariz
  19. No tocarse los ojos – To not touch one’s eyes – No tocarse los ojos
  20. Evitar – To avoid – Evitar
  21. Evitar tocarse la cara – To avoid touching one’s face – Evitar tocarse la cara
  22. Evitar tocarse la nariz – To avoid touching one’s nose – Evitar tocarse la nariz
  23. Evitar tocarse los ojos – To avoid touching one’s eyes – Evitar tocarse los ojos
  24. Evitar tocarse la cara – To avoid touching one’s face – Evitar tocarse la cara
  25. Toser – To cough – Toser
  26. Estornudar – To sneeze – Estornudar
  27. Hablar – To talk – Hablar
  28. Gotitas – Droplets – Gotitas
  29. Gotitas respiratorias – Respiratory droplets – Gotitas respiratorias
  30. Cubrirse la boca – To cover one’s mouth – Cubrirse la boca
  31. Cubrirse la boca al toser – To cover one’s mouth when coughing – Cubrirse la boca al toser
  32. Cubrirse la boca al Estornudar – To cover one’s mouth when sneezing – Cubrirse la boca al Estornudar
  33. Desinfectar – To disinfect – Desinfectar
  34. Desinfectar superficies de uso frecuente – Disinfect commonly used surfaces – Desinfectar superficies de uso frecuente
  35. Desinfectar superficies usando agua y jabón – Disinfect surfaces using soap and water – Desinfectar superficies usando agua y jabón
  36. Desinfectar superficies usando agua y cloro – Disinfect surfaces using chlorine and water – Desinfectar superficies usando agua y cloro
  37. Desinfectar superficies usando alcohol – Disinfect surfaces using alcohol – Desinfectar superficies usando alcohol
  38. Restricciones – Restrictions – Restricciones
  39. Obligatorio – Compulsory – Obligatorio
  40. Mascarilla – Face Mask – Mascarilla
  41. Usar mascarilla – To wear a face mask – Usar mascarilla
  42. Usar mascarilla en lugares públicos – To wear a face mask in public places – Usar mascarilla en lugares públicos
  43. Guantes – Gloves – Guantes
  44. Usar guantes – To wear gloves – Usar guantes

 

Next, let’s review a few terms related to Social Distancing:

  1. Distanciamiento social – Social distancing – Distanciamiento social
  2. Evitar – To avoid – Evitar
  3. Evitar el contacto físico – Avoid physical contact – Evitar el contacto físico
  4. Evitar el contacto con otras personas – Avoid contact with other people – Evitar el contacto con otras personas
  5. Mantener – To maintain / To keep – Mantener
  6. Mantener una distancia de 6 pies de los demás – To stay 6 feet apart from others – Mantener una distancia de 6 pies de los demás
  7. Mantener una distancia de 2 metros de los demás – To stay 2 meters apart from others – Mantener una distancia de 2 metros de los demás
  8. Evitar reunirse en grupos – To avoid gathering in groups – Evitar reunirse en grupos
  9. Evitar saludar usando la mano – Avoid shaking hands – Evitar saludar usando la mano
  10. Aislamiento – Isolation – Aislamiento
  11. Aislamiento preventivo – Preventative isolation – Aislamiento preventivo 
  12. Auto-aislamiento – Self-isolation – Auto-aislamiento
  13. Aislado en su domicilio – Isolated at home – Aislado en su domicilio
  14. Quedarse en casa – To stay at home – Quedarse en casa
  15. Cuarentena – Quarantine – Cuarentena
  16. Auto cuarentena – Self-quarantine – Auto cuarentena
  17. Dos semanas – 2 weeks – Dos semanas
  18. Catorce días – 14 days – Catorce días
  19. Una semana – 1 week – Una semana
  20. Siete días – 7 days – Siete días


Next, we have a list of terms related to Staying at Home:

  1. Tratamiento en casa – Treatment at home – Tratamiento en casa
  2. Descanso – Rest – Descanso
  3. Descansar – To rest – Descansar
  4. Tomar muchos líquidos – Drink a lot of liquids – Tomar muchos líquidos
  5. Paracetamol – Paracetamol – Paracetamol
  6. Tomar paracetamol para la fiebre – Take paracetamol for the fever – Tomar paracetamol para la fiebre
  7. Aislar a la persona infectada – Isolate the infected person – Aislar a la persona infectada
  8. Deshidratado – Dehydrated – Deshidratado
  9. Hidratado – Hydrated – Hidratado
  10. Mantenerse hidratado – To stay hydrated – Mantenerse hidratado

 

Here are a few words related to Getting Medical Help:

  1. Ayuda médica – Medical help – Ayuda médica
  2. Buscar – To search / To seek – Buscar
  3. Buscar ayuda médica – To seek medical help – Buscar ayuda médica
  4. Tomar la temperatura corporal – To take one’s body temperature
  5. Pruebas – Tests – Pruebas
  6. Resultado positivo – Positive result – Resultado positivo
  7. Resultado negativo – Negative result – Resultado negativo
  8. Prueba de laboratorio – Lab test – Prueba de laboratorio
  9. Una muestra – a sample – Una muestra
  10. Esperar – To wait – Esperar
  11. Resultados – results – Resultados
  12. Resultados de la prueba – Test results – Resultados de la prueba
  13. Resultados de la prueba de laboratorio – Lab test results – Resultados de la prueba de laboratorio
  14. Medicina – Medicine – Medicina
  15. Antiviral – Antiviral – Antiviral
  16. Medicina antiviral – Antiviral medicine – Medicina antiviral
  17. Vacuna – Vaccine – Vacuna
  18. La cura – Cure – La cura

 

Next, let’s go over a few vocabulary words related to Medical Staff and Medical Equipment:

  1. Hospital – Hospital – Hospital
  2. Clínica – Clinic – Clínica
  3. Farmacia – Drugstore – Farmacia
  4. Ambulancia – Ambulance – Ambulancia
  5. Sala de espera – Waiting area – Sala de espera
  6. Forma de admisión – Admission form – Forma de admisión
  7. Llenar la forma de admisión – To fill the admission form – Llenar la forma de admisión
  8. Seguro médico – Medical insurance – Seguro médico
  9. Número de seguridad social – Social Security Number – Número de seguridad social
  10. Número de teléfono – Phone number – Número de teléfono
  11. Dirección – Address – Dirección
  12. Paciente – Patient – Paciente
  13. Personal médico – Medical personnel – Personal médico
  14. Doctor – Doctor – Doctor
  15. Enfermera – Nurse – Enfermera
  16. Asistente – Assistant – Asistente
  17. Cirujano – Surgeon – Cirujano
  18. Cirugía – Surgery – Cirugía
  19. Anestesiólogo – Anesthesiologist – Anestesiólogo
  20. Signos vitales – Vital signs – Signos vitales
  21. Peso – Weight – Peso
  22. Presión arterial – Blood pressure – Presión arterial
  23. Pulso – Pulse – Pulso
  24. Jeringa – Syringe – Jeringa
  25. Aguja – Needle – Aguja
  26. Silla de ruedas – Wheel chair – Silla de ruedas
  27. Mascarilla – Face mask – Mascarilla
  28. Guantes – Gloves – Guantes
  29. Estetoscopio – Stethoscope – Estetoscopio
  30. Un respirador – Respirator – Un respirador
  31. Un respirador artificial – An artificial respirator – Un respirador artificial
  32. Telesalud – Telehealth – Telesalud
  33. Máscara de oxígeno – Oxygen mask – Máscara de oxígeno
  34. Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos – intensive care unit – Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos
  35. Cama – Bed – Cama
  36. Cuarto de hospital – Hospital room – Cuarto de hospital
  37. Superar el virus – To get over the virus – Superar el virus
  38. Pacientes recuperados – Recovered patients – Pacientes recuperados

 

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