How do you say 78 in Italian?

How exactly do you say the number 78 in Italian?

In this lesson, we will take a look at how to pronounce and use this number in Italian with lots of example sentences and audio recordings.

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78 in Italian

78 in Italian as a cardinal number

Settantotto
Seventy-eight, 78

Settantotto
Seventy-eight, 78 (slow)

Settantotto is how you pronounce the cardinal number (which defines a quantity) 78 in Italian.

Its pronunciation is similar to set-tahn-tott-toh. Make sure the final -o has a clean sound, because Italian vowel sounds are clean!

For example, you could say…

Il mio astuccio può contenere fino a 78 pastelli a cera.
My case can hold up to 78 crayons.

Abbiamo venduto solo 78 bicchieri finora.
We have only sold 78 glasses so far.

Ho 78 monete da 5 centesimi.
I have 78 5-cent coins.

a coin case

78 in Italian as an ordinal number

The ordinal number (defines an order) for 78 in Italian is settantottesimo. Let’s hear how it is pronounced.

Settantottesimo
78th

Settantottesimo
78th (slow)

In Italian, ordinal numbers are adjectives. Like all other adjectives in Italian, settantottesimo must match the noun in both gender and number.

SingularPlural
MasculineSettantottesimoSettantottesimi
FeminineSettantottesimaSettantottesime

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For example, you could say…

Credo che sia la settantottesima caramella che mangio.
I think this is the seventy-eighth piece of candy candy I’ve eaten.

Il calciatore fa gol al settantottesimo minuto.
The soccer player scores in the seventy-eighth minute.

kid despairing after a defeat

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