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12-28-2006, 02:44 PM
Hi I would like to know how to pronounce Orihime Inoue from Bleach. please help. I can't read the manga without understanding how to pronounce this name and she's my favorite girl character. thanx a million in advance

12-28-2006, 02:57 PM
You pronounce Orihime Inoue Or-ee-hee-me, the last e is the short vowel like the e in met. Inoue, I-no-oo-e, I think that's how you pronounce her last name...I'm not 100% sure but I think that's how you pronounce it. I hope that helped..

12-28-2006, 04:15 PM
Okay, here we go...

"Or" is pronounced as the word "or" in the english language.
"i" is pronounced like the "i" in "ignition".
"hi" is pronounced like the english word "he".
"me" is pronounced like the english word "may".

"In" is pronounced like "een".
"ou" i pronounced like just as the "o" in "zero".
"e" is pronounced like the "ay" in the english word "say".

01-23-2007, 11:15 AM
the way lunar said to pronounce it is correct. just a few clarifications.
i - like in eel
no - like in not
u - like in boot
e - like in bet
and in orihime:
o - like in got
ri - like in reed
hi - like in heed
me - like in met

02-14-2007, 09:53 AM
yay!!!!!! i know how to pronounce inoue now!!!!!!

kira's pal
02-24-2007, 10:40 PM
It's pernounced

03-02-2007, 11:55 AM
Take it from an azn:

You read it as:

o - as in "orange"
ri - as in "rich"
hi - as in "hit"
me - as in "met"

i - as in "ink"
no - as in "nod"
u - as in "sUper"
e - as in "mEt"

And you don't read it as "or-i-hi-me", you read it "o-ri-hi-me". I don't know how they read it in the subbed version, but that's how you should read it in Japanese.

03-03-2007, 09:24 PM

03-05-2007, 09:49 AM
if you still cant get then just watch the show Sat. @ 11:30 on Cartoon Network

03-16-2007, 01:43 AM
O - as in olive

ri - with the short sound for "i". Also, remember to pronounce the "r" like a cross between "d" and "L", coz the Japanese don't pronounce "r" the way Americans or Britons do.

hi - like the giggle "teehee"

me - prounounce "e" as the short "e"

i - like how you would pronounce "ee" in English

no - don't pronounce it like the English "no"...use the short sound for "o"

ue - you only touch on the "u" extremely lightly, almost not at all...it would sound like "we" with a short "e" sound.

There....I hope I helped. I also recommend what jose101 suggested.