Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by airelibre, Mar 2, 2013.
Is there a difference between, for example, הדברים הכי טובים and הדברים הטובים ביותר?
Not really. ביותר is a bit more formal.
Agree with ystab. ביותר is more formal. הכי is more common in speech.
הכי has Biblical roots, although the exact meaning at those times is not fully clear. For example in http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/ktav_et/maamar.asp?ktavet=1&id=1252 :
Scotland has the most redheads
בסקוטלנד יש את הכי הרבה ג'ינג'ים
You have to put הרבה after הכי to refer to the highest amount of something, because standing alone it can't mean "most" referring to an amount like in English, right?
Without הרבה, it would refer to the degree of their ג'ינג'י-ness.
Separate names with a comma.