In the context of phone conversations with vendors I often default to either:
I'm looking for a possibly more appropriate way to address someone in this context. Would it be appropriate to say any of the following?
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Would it be appropriate to say any of the following?
This usage is wrong.
查询 should be followed by the object being asked for, not the person who is being asked. The correct usages are
This one is correct.
询问 can be used in three ways:
Both of them are formal but never too formal to use in daily conversations; I use them from time to time when talking to a service personnel, especially when over the phone.