How do you say virus, anti-virus and vaccine in Hebrew? What’s the word for epidemic?
Hebrew is an ancient language and as such, lots of foreign words have entered into the Hebrew lexicon and Latin words too. One of those words is the Latin word for ‘liquid poison’ – virus. “Yeish li virus” (יש לי וירוס) is the street-Hebrew translation for “I have a virus”.
Another Hebrew word for virus is ‘Nagif’.
|Computer virus|| וירוס במחשב
Now, how do you say epidemic and pandemic in Hebrew?
- Epidemic refers to a sudden increase in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected.
- A pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people as we are beginning to see with the the coronavirus (daily updates).