## Question:

If I have a list of lists like this:

```
lista = [['ana','1'], ['joao', '3'], ['rita','2'], ['alice','2']]
```

I first want to sort the list according to the numbers, so it looks like this:

```
lista = [['ana','1'], ['rita','2'], ['alice','2'], ['joao', '3']]
```

Which I did with: `listaOrdenada = sorted(lista, key = lambda x: x[1])`

But since, in this case, I have two lists with the number '2', I want to sort these two lists alphabetically according to the name, how do I do that?

## Answer:

you can do like this

```
listaOrdenada = sorted(lista, key = lambda x: (x[1], x[0]))
```

The lambda passed says that the first sort criterion is column **1** and the second sort criterion is column **0** .