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In most cases "劳驾" is the proper way: polite, effective and simple. If it doesn't attract the target's attention, you just need to repeat it louder. "让" certainly is impolite. "请让" could be much politer, but still not as polite as "借过". The reason is that "过" indicates the intent of yourself (I want to pass), while "让" means request to others (You, make ...
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