Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by dcinsur, Feb 24, 2006.
what does "por su puesto" mean & when would you use it?
"Por supuesto" means "of course", so it is used the same way.
You are correct sir.
Also, note that literally this is "for supposed."
Also, don't make the mistake I did. "Presupuesto" (pre-supposed) is another way of saying "estimate."
Por supuesto, necesito el presupuesto antes de comencer el proyecto.
Just an addition:
Dar (algo) por supuesto = to assume/ to take (sth) for granted
Welcome to the forums. Please provide some context, as both por supuesto and por su puesto can be correct, but their meanings are totally different:
Por supuesto que me gusta lo que hago --> Of course I like what I do
Juan fue por su puesto a la bodega --> Juan went to get his stand at the warehouse
Le preguntaron por su puesto en la empresa en que trabaja --> They asked her about her position in the company where she works
How to say "of course not", as in answering a question like, "Are you mad at me", the reply being "of course not"?
Id say Claro que no, or if you still want to use por supuesto, por supuesto que no
although come to think of it por supuesto que no doesnt make sense.
Tamatini, as this is a language forum, focusing on use of language, where threads are saved for all eternity (at least for a long time), and not a chat room, which is more like a cocktail party conversation, it is requested that "foreros" try to pay attention to minimal standards of correct writing, both in Spanish and English. One reason is that English abbreviations which may be obvious to you ("u" for 'you", for example, or the equivalents in Spanish) will be confusing and misleading to someone whose first language is different.
Please pay attention to capitalization and some minimal punctuation. I have made some changes to your entry, as an example. Por supuesto, this is not the only possible way to punctuate it, but an example. This is jnot an English test, but some use of commas, or other punctuation of your choice, to set off ideas, and italics or quotation marks, where appropriate, is helpful.
Por supuesto que sí, por supuesto que no, claro que sí, claro que no, creo que sí, espero que sí, etc.are construction patterns that do make sense if your first language is Spanish, but may just seem funny to you at first if not. By the same token, if you grew up speaking Spanish, hearing Of course not would probably sound funny.
Separate names with a comma.