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French Covid 19 Vocabulary

French Covid 19 Vocabulary

The past few years been extremely rough for people everywhere do Covid 19. If you’re learning French at some point the topic of this devastating virus will come up. The following table contains a list of over 50 French coronavirus terms which you can use for practicing conversation.

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Covid 19 vocabulary list

  • act of staying home l’isolement à domicile (m)
  • antibody testing un test sérologique
  • asymptomatic asymptomatique (adj)
  • basic reproduction number le taux de reproduction
  • chloroquine la chloroquine
  • cluster une grappe
  • communicable transmissible (adj)
  • community spread la transmission/diffusion communautaire
  • confirmed cases les cas confirmés (m)
  • confirmed cases les cas confirmés (m)
  • congregate settings les lieux de rassemblement (m)
  • coronavirus une coronavirus
  • Covid 19 la Covid 19
  • death rate le taux de létalité
  • drive thru testing le test au volant
  • epidemic une épidémie
  • epidemiology l’épidémiologie (f)
  • essential activities les activités essentielles (f)
  • essential government functions les fonctions essentielles du gouvernement (f)
  • fomite (inanimate object ) une fomite
  • herd immunity l’immunité collective (f)
  • hydroxychloroquine l’hydroxychloroquine (f)
  • immunity l’immunité (f), la résistance
  • incubation l’incubation (f)
  • incubation period le délai d’incubation
  • isolation l’isolement (m)
  • isolation room (hospital) une chambre à pression négative
  • mode of transmission le mode de transmission
  • N95 mask un N95 masque respirateur
  • number of cases le nombre de cas
  • outbreak l’épidémie (f)
  • pandemic une pandémie
  • person-to-person transmission la propagation de personne à personne
  • physical distancing la distanciation physique
  • pneumonia l’pneumonie
  • PPE l’équipement de protection individuelle (EPI)
  • public health emergency une urgence de santé publique
  • quarantine la quarantaine
  • regional movement restrictions un cordon sanitaire
  • self-quarantine l’auto-quarantaine
  • social distancing la distanciation sociale
  • surge une hausse des cas
  • surgical mask un masque chirurgical
  • symptomatic symptomatique (adj)
  • therapeutic thérapeutique
  • to flatten the curve aplatir la courbe
  • transmission through droplets la transmission/propagation par gouttelettes
  • vaccination un vaccin
  • ventilator un ventilateur
  • World Health Organization l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé
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