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“ así que pasaré a buscarte por aquí” Excerpt from Los ángeles también lloran.

 

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Old March 21, 2022, 04:46 AM
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“ así que pasaré a buscarte por aquí” Excerpt from Los ángeles también lloran.

When I check the translation of this it says
So I’ll pick you up here

That fits well the context of the story
but I struggle to get this from the words of the text.

Can some explain this?
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Asi que means therefore or, better yet, so. The rest of the excerpt is pretty straight forward, using the future tense of the verb pasar. If you question why por aquí is used instead of just aquí, I believe using just aquí is very exact, and using por aquí is closer to over here. It sounds more natural.
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A literal translation and a good translation into English are seldom the same.

I don't know what part(s) you don't understand, and the Spanish sentence could have been whittled down some and still mean the same thing.

así que = so
(the speaker is confirming a plan)

There are a few ways to say 'pick someone up at some place'.
Your speaker used 'pasaré a buscarte por aquí'. The model is 'pasar a buscarle a alguien a un lugar'. A slightly shorter form, 'buscarle a alguien a un lugar', means the same thing. Another way to say this is 'recogerle a alguien en un lugar'. (Notice the different prepositions - 'buscar a' and 'recoger en'.)

The addition of 'pasar a' establishes a directional sense to the statement.
You'll also hear 'ir a' or 'venir a', the direction of travel depending on who's speaking.

Since your speaker substituted 'por aquí' (around here) for the place, it's obvious that the two involved in the conversation are at the rendezvous (or very near to it).
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Makes perfect sense
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