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Old December 27, 2016, 05:59 PM
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To pick someone up by car in Spanish

How do you express the idea of "picking someone up by car" in Spanish? Does recoger make sense here?
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I would say "ir a buscar (a alguien) con el auto" or "ir en auto a buscar (a alguien)".

buscarla/buscarlo/buscarlas/buscarlos.
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"Recoger a alguien (con/en el coche)" is the most often heard in Mexico; also, "pasar por alguien".

- Pasé a recoger a los niños a la escuela.
- Tengo que ir a recoger a Juan al aeropuerto.
- ¿Puedes pasar por mí a las ocho?
- Paso por ti a las nueve.
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Hello - I'm back again. Your answers don't quite fit the case where the pick-up is not planned. If I am driving home to the village and I see a neighbour walking, I pick him/her up, i.e. I give him/her a lift. How do you say to somebody "Would you like a lift"?
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¿Te llevo (a algún lugar)?
¿Quieres que te lleve (a algún lugar)?

(Colloquial to most of Central America: ¿Te doy un aventón?)
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Your answers don't quite fit the case where the pick-up is not planned. If I am driving home to the village and I see a neighbour walking, I pick him/her up, i.e. I give him/her a lift. How do you say to somebody "Would you like a lift"?
What Rusty said, or

"Suba que lo llevo" (if there's an only/obivious destination)

"Voy para XX. Si va de camino, lo llevo."

so it doesn't seem to be something offered just because the other person noticed you before you could flee.
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Perikles! Welcome back!

In daily speech in Mexico, we say "darle un aventón a alguien".

Yet, "recoger a alguien" also works for the situation you described.
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Gracias por las respuestas y ¡feliz año nuevo!
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Hello - I'm back again. Your answers don't quite fit the case where the pick-up is not planned. If I am driving home to the village and I see a neighbour walking, I pick him/her up, i.e. I give him/her a lift. How do you say to somebody "Would you like a lift"?
Around here the phrase I hear most often for that is ¿Te acerco?
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