"Por que você está se desculpando?"

Translation:Why are you apologizing?

August 3, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/cloudhorizon

Can I translate it to "Why are you excusing yourself?" or would that only be viable if I replace the "se" with...what was it? "si mesmo"?

August 3, 2013

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yes, that's another suitable transation.. "por que você está desculpando a si mesmo" would not sound good.

August 3, 2013

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Would "for what are you apologizing?" be correct as well?

August 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EsteveTheSteve

Not sure, but perhaps "pelo que você está se desculpando?"?

November 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnarHolm

I wrote: Why are you apologizing your self. And that was wrong?????????????

March 14, 2018

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It's not a phrase we would use in English. If we say "you are apologising", we don't need to make it reflexive as it's understood that you are excusing yourself for having done something.

November 28, 2018
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