I saw someone say "von der aller beste" finishing her remarks towards someone else. I know this translates to "from all the best"(meaning what I said is from all my best intentions/wishes maybe?)
But I can't understand why it's "aller" here. If "all" is an adjective, shouldn't it be "allen" because beste is a plural and the adjective should end with -en in case of plural dative after "der"?

  • "Alle", like in the headline, or "aller"? Without more context imho nearly unanswerable. There might be syllables lost or words omitted. It might be a dialect or personal habit involved. If it was an answer, what was the question? Commented Jan 7, 2018 at 0:54
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    The one who said it is a Korean learning German (may have used German before). So it sure is not a dialect. :) When I said that I learned "von der Allerbesten" is the right expression, she agreed and thanked me for the correction.
    – Chan Kim
    Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 1:55

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The phrase von der aller beste isn't proper German. You may have heard

von der Allerbesten

Der/die/das Allerbeste is a noun made from a super-superlative of the adjective gut. You can use this super-superlative with almost any adjective.

gut – besser – am besten – am allerbesten

neu – neuer – am neuesten – am allerneuesten

blau – blauer – am blauesten – am allerblauesten

You may also hear people adding more aller:

Ich hab' dich am allerallerallerliebsten.

That sounds very childish and may be used for effect.

  • Ah I see. Danke schön.😊
    – Chan Kim
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 10:36

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