"Ich will dabei nicht mitmachen."

Translation:I do not want to participate in that.

January 27, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

is it dabei because "ich mache bei etwas mit"? If so it's confusing that it's mitmachen bei but teilnehmen an

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Affenschaukel

Yes, that's correct :)

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dyvgonzalez

In this exercise, "dabei" looks to be the literal translation of "in that". Could it be as well a literal translation of "there"?

October 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/laurensappington

Are mitmachen and teilnehmen considered synonyms?

March 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Musetta

What's wrong with: "I don't want to go along with it." ?

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FisherLiz

Possibly because your version just means you don't agree to something (going for a meal?), but the original means you don't want to join in something (a football game?)

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Einzelheiten

I think "I won't participate..." should be accepted. "I won't.." also has the sense of "I don't want to.." or "I refuse to ...", not just simple future.

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lariwestside

I got marked wrong for submitting "I do not want to participate". I know there is an additional word in the German ("dabei") that indicates you don't want to participate in something specifically, but the English word "participate" already implies the "in that" part. You can't just blindly participate, you have to participate in something, so adding "in that" is a bit redundant.

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadja649646

I don`t want to be part of that. I think that is also possible.

March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SydneyBlak4

I wrote "I don't want to participate with it" Marked correct, but somehow I don't think this is correct English.

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SteffieSproat

I really cannot hear the word "nicht". It's best to pretend I can't listen.

June 11, 2019
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