看热闹 / 凑热闹

Pronounced:
kàn rè nao/còu rè nao
Literally:
watch (or join in) hot noise
Means:
“watch the excitement,” or “join in the excitement.” A good party, wedding banquet, night market, celebration, etc. is rè nao – lively and bustling. Chinese New Year’s Eve is super rè nao with all the fireworks and everyone outside having a blast. “Watch rè nao” also applies to the crowds that gather to observe an accident scene or a quarrel in the road.

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