种草 Zhǒng cǎo describes the effect when someone sees something owned by a friend or family member, or an advertisement for a product, and wants it. The effect is like planting a seed in their mind.
Pinyin: Wǒ zuìjìn zǒng shì guàng wénjù diàn, zhǒng cǎoliǎo bù shǎo hǎo dōngxī.
English: I have been visiting stationery stores recently, and I would like to buy a lot of new stuff from there.
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