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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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These Spanish learning materials are designed to help you practice your language skills and they are for informational purposes only. The content of these materials is not intended to substitute professional medical advice or treatment. All users of these practice materials are responsible for their own medical care and oversight.

 

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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):

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

 

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

 

Here are a few words related to Getting Medical Help:

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

 

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

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

 

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Spanish Resources Related to The Coronavirus Pandemic

 

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