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dabei sein

  
da•bei sein      vi   irreg aux sein  
a    (=anwesend sein)   to be there (bei at)  
(=mitmachen)  
to be involved (bei in)  
ich bin dabei!      count me in!  
er war bei der Flugzeugentführung dabei      he was there when the plane was hijacked, he was there at the hijacking  
ein wenig Furcht ist immer dabei      I'm/you're etc always a bit scared  
er will überall dabei sein      he wants to be in on everything  
b    (=im Begriff sein)  
dabei sein, etw zu tun      to be just doing sth  
ich bin (gerade) dabei      I'm just doing it  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
voll dabei sein exp.
to be totally involved

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to be just doing sth
exp.
I would like {or} have liked to have been there
exp.
I would prefer {or} have preferred to have been there
exp.
he wants to be in on everything
exp.
we were able to see everything live
exp.
to put one's heart and soul {or} one's whole heart into it
exp.
he could {or} might {or} may have been there
exp.
he couldn't {or} can't possibly have been there
n.
with it, there, at the same time, in the course of this, with it, there, at the same time
exp.
nearby
exp.
I'm just doing it
ich bin gerade dabei
exp.
I'm not changing my mind
exp.
to think nothing of it
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'dabei sein' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
mitmachen ; dabei sein
exp.
dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
mitten dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
fix dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
beim Abschuss dabei sein ; den Schlussakt miterleben
[Lit.]
exp.
(gerade) dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
beim Ende dabei sein
[Fig.]
exp.
bei etw mitmachen {oder} dabei sein
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"dabei sein": examples and translations in context
Es ist Ihre Entdeckung, Sie sollten beide dabei sein, falls es einen Durchbruch gibt. I mean, it's your find so you both should be there, in case they recover something.
Ja, ihr hättet dabei sein müssen. I guess you had to be there.
Er wollte bei der Geburt dabei sein. Like he said he'd be here for the birth...
Sie wollte nicht dabei sein, wenn Opa beerdigt wird. She didn't want to be here when Grandpa is buried.
Er wird während des Gesprächs dabei sein. He will be present during the interview.
Ich denke, du solltest nicht dabei sein. I don't think you should be there.
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