How do you say 42 in Italian?

42 in Italian

42 in Italian as a cardinal number

Quarantadue is how you pronounce the cardinal number (which defines a quantity) 42 in Italian.

Quarantadue
Forty-two, 42


42 in Italian: Examples

Mio papà compirà 42 anni domani.
My dad will be 42 years old tomorrow.

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Sulla torta ci sono 42 candeline.
There are 42 candles on the cake.

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42 in Italian as an ordinal number

The ordinal number (defines an order) for 42 in Italian is quarantaduesimo.

Quarantaduesimo
42nd

Ordinal numbers are adjectives in Italian. Like all other adjectives in Italian, quarantaduesimo must match the noun in both gender and number.

SingularPlural
MasculineQuarantaduesimoQuarantaduesimi
FeminineQuarantaduesimaQuarantaduesime

For example, you could say…

Oggi è il quarantaduesimo anniversario del nostro matrimonio.
Today is the 42nd anniversary of our marriage.

Sono arrivata quarantaduesima alla gara.
I came 42nd in the race.
(Female subject)

kids about to start a race

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