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 ...
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?
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 ...