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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2019 2:36:59 AM
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Where I live, a child says "I want to pass urine" when they want to urinate.

Shouldn't it be "pass water" instead?

Thanks.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2019 4:54:02 AM
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Not being a dotor, I have no idea if one or the other is is not accurate. Both are used - had always assummed that "pass water" was only said by those who didn't want to use the word "urine".

I'm surprised that children use this phrase where you live - it's a very "adult" phrase!

Most Western kids use a variation on "I need to do pee-pee.".....which sounds very childlike in comparision to "passing urine"!!
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2019 5:56:09 AM

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Romany wrote:

Not being a dotor, I have no idea if one or the other is is not accurate. Both are used - had always assummed that "pass water" was only said by those who didn't want to use the word "urine".

I'm surprised that children use this phrase where you live - it's a very "adult" phrase!

Most Western kids use a variation on "I need to do pee-pee.".....which sounds very childlike in comparision to "passing urine"!!


In British English it may also be wee or wee-wee.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2019 7:21:07 AM

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I need to potty.
I need to pee (or wee).
Jagadeesh Bangalore
Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:17:23 AM

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In India the euphemistic term is "Susu" ...

To 'BE' or to 'AE' ?!!
Sams wahid 💀
Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2019 4:12:34 PM

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In Bangladesh the term is "Prosab"
Drag0nspeaker
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Hello Sams Wahid.
Welcome to the forum.
Thanks for adding another viewpoint - it's always useful.


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srirr
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:08:47 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Where I live, a child says "I want to pass urine" when they want to urinate.

Shouldn't it be "pass water" instead?

Thanks.


Already stated, both are correct. But yes, it is a bit strange to hear that from a child. In fact, it is not very common to hear that from adults too.

I have seen that children are often taught not to use words like pee or urinate openly or in formal environment. Being somewhat sophisticated, they are taught to say, I want to go to toilet or washroom.

I have also seen teenagers saying I am going to relieve myself.




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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:21:24 AM

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I want to make water.

or I need to go to WC.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
BobShilling
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:29:51 AM
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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
I want to make water.

or I need to go to WC.


Neither of those is natural in BrE.
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