I am moving to a new apartment this weekend and I need to go to a person who mostly likely is sitting in the lobby of the apartment and works for the apartment for the buzzer code that can connect to my phone.

I wonder in this case how the conversation would go? Should I go up to him/her and say some like

Hi are you working for this apartment? I am a new tenant living at 2009. Can I request a buzzer code?

Please please free point out anything that sounds unnatural and also please suggest any alternatives.

Also the room number I am living at is 2009. How do we normally say it? Do we say

  1. two thousand and nine
  2. twenty zero nine
  3. two double zero nine
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    The apartment number can be read as "twenty oh nine." But any native speaker should understand all three of your suggestions, even though 2 and 3 sound a little odd. Don't overthink it and don't stress out too much! You are obviously able to communicate just fine! – TypeIA Jun 12 at 22:08
  • I'd probably say, "two zero zero nine," because it's the least likely to be misheard or misunderstood, but I agree with the comment above - the concierge (the person who works in the lobby and helps guests and residents) should understand any of these. – Juhasz Jun 12 at 22:53
  • @TypeIA Hi thanks for the reply. Can you make suggestions to my wording for asking for buzzercode – Joji Jun 13 at 2:48
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    The employee would be in the lobby of the building or apartment block. You could simply ask "Do you work here?" – Kate Bunting Jun 13 at 7:36

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