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Distinguishing Sie (you) from sie (they) in conversational German

This is a slightly different question from How to differentiate Sie (they) or Sie (you)?. The major question here is when I am directly speaking with someone whom I address as Sie, how do I go refer ...
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Ich bins Michel or Ich bin Zmichel or what?

From the start of this short video the boy introduces himself as (from what I am hearing) Hi, ich bins Michel or Hi, ich bin Zmichel Neither of which makes sense to me. What is he saying? ...
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What is the polite way to ask if I should talk in 'Sie' or 'du' terms with the Person

It frequently happens that I am unsure whether to talk to a person in Sie or du terms. Most of the time, I wait till the person himself gives some hint. Or I talk in Sie. But what is the polite way to ...