Dear VOA Listener:
Thanks for your question. You asked what would be a proper way to ask for--say, the direction--from an unknown stranger. You may use one of the following:
(To a male, regardless of age) Excuse me, Sir. Could you show me how I can get to Ha Long from here?
(To a woman, regardless of age) Excuse me, Madam (or Ma'am). How can I get to Ha Long from here?
Note: "Hi" is casual. "Hello, Sir" or "Hello, Madam" seems better for the situation.
For more information, go to http://www.englishclub.com/speaking/titles.htm
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