How to Explain Clean Catch Urine Sample Instructions in Spanish

How to Explain “Clean Catch” Urine Sample instructions in Spanish



In this post, we focus on how to give instructions to both men and women to collect a clean urine sample (commonly called “clean catch”).

Read below and watch the instructional video for some specific Spanish vocabulary and phrases related to clean catch urine samples.

Whenever you’re giving quick instructions in Spanish, you’ll use the command tense. Today we’re focusing on the affirmative and negative “Tú” Commands, positive and negative Forms. The “Tú” commands in Spanish are tricky because they aren’t the same when they’re affirmative versus negative (like “Usted” commands). But, ¡tranquilo! They are easy to understand when you have the right patterns to follow ;).

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How do you form the Affirmative Tú Commands?

Just use the “Él / Ella / Usted” form of the present tense.

Examples of Regular Verbs:

  • Orinar  –> Orina 
  • Abrir –> Abre 

Examples of Irregular Verbs:

  • Venir (To come): Ven 
  • Decir (To say / To tell): Di 
  • Salir (To go out / To leave): Sal 
  • Hacer (To do / To make): Haz 
  • Tener (To have): Ten 
  • Ir (To go): Ve
  • Poner (To put / To place / To set): Pon 

How do you form the Negative Tú Commands?

This one is a touch trickier. You have to follow a basic formula: No + Usted command + s

Usted Command Process

  • Go to the “yo” form of the verb
  • Drop the “o” letter.
  • Add the opposite ending:
    • Ar: Es
    • Er / Ir: As

Examples of Regular Verbs:

  • Abrir: Yo Abro – Abr – Abras: No abras  
  • Orinar: Yo Orino – Orin – Orines: No orines 

Examples of Irregular Verbs: 

  • Venir: Yo Vengo – Veng – Vengas: No vengas  
  • Decir: Yo Digo – Dig – Digas: No digas  
  • Salir: Yo Salgo – Salg – Salgas: No salgas  
  • Hacer: Yo Hago – Hag – Hagas: No hagas  
  • Tener: Yo Tengo – Teng – Tengas: No tengas  
  • Ir: In this case, the command is “Vaya” – Vayas: No vayas  
  • Poner: Yo Pongo – Pong – Pongas: No pongas  

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Urine Sample Vocabulary to remember:

Muestras no contaminadas de orina para hombres

Sentence “Tú” command Meaning
Lavarse las manos Lávate las manos Wash your hands
Quitar la tapa del vaso / la tacita Quita la tapa del vaso / de la tacita Remove the cap of the cup
Deslizar hacia atrás la piel del pene Desliza hacia atrás la piel del pene Slide back the skin of the penis
Limpiar el extremo / la punta del pene Limpia el extremo / la punta del pene Clean the tip of the penis
Orinar un poquito primero en el inodoro Orina un poquito primero en el inodoro Pee / Urinate a little on the toilet first
Llenar el vaso / la tacita hasta la mitad Llena el vaso / la tacita hasta la mitad Fill the cup halfway
Colocar y apretar bien la tapa Coloca y aprieta bien la tapa Put the cap on and screw it on thigh
Tener cuidado, no tocar el interior del vaso Ten cuidado, no toques el interior del vaso Be careful, don’t touch the inside of the cup

Muestras no contaminadas de orina para mujeres

Sentence “Tú” command Meaning
Sentarse en el inodoro Siéntate en el inodoro Sit on the toilet
Abrir las piernas Abre las piernas Open the legs
Abrir los labios vaginales Abre los labios vaginales Open the vaginal lips
Limpiarse con toallitas de adelante hacia atrás Límpiate con toallitas de adelante hacia atrás Clean with the wipes from front to back
No usar la toallita una segunda vez No uses la toallita una segunda vez Don’t use the wipe a second time

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Karen’s Perspective

Los verbos irregulares son difíciles de aprender incluso para los hispanohablantes. Cuando somos niños, solemos asumir que todos los verbos son regulares y decimos cosas tales como:

  • “No pona eso ahí”
  • Vena para acá”

Pero con el tiempo y la corrección de padres y maestros, aprendemos que no es pona sino ponga  si usas Usted o pongas  si usas el ; asimismo, aprendemos que no es vena sino venga  (usted) o ven  (tú).

  • No pongas eso ahí: Don’t put that there
  • Ven para acá: Come here.

Así que no te frustres si al principio te cuesta recordar los verbos irregulares en español, poco a poco los dominarás al igual que lo hacemos nosotros 🙂

I put together a vocabulary list and set of notes that includes this information in an easily downloadable .pdf – Get your copy for free today!

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