Here's a facebook ad I recently saw:
Gouvernement de l'Ontario.
Dénoncez la violence et le harcèlement sexuels.
[Text message from someone else:]
Bonbon pour les yeux au gym. Je suis ça de près.
[Our text message reply:]
Du harcèlement sexuel? C'en est!
I'm having trouble understanding the two text messages. Here are my guesses:
- Bonbon pour les yeux au gym.
My best guess: "A candy for the eyes at the gym"
There is no subject or verb in this sentence. Is it saying "You are [a candy for the eyes]"? Or is it saying "There is [a candy for the eyes]"? Or even "I am [a candy for the eyes]"?
Because there's no verb, I'm not sure how to interpret "au gym". Usually when I see à, I look to the verb to see if "verb + à" means something special, and if it does not, I interpret "à + place" to just mean "at [place]".
Questions: 1. Is it correct to guess that "au gym" means "at the gym", because there is no verb to help me understand what à means? 2. What is the implied subject and verb? 3. There is no article ("un bonbon") in the text message. Is the "un" implied?
- Je suis ça de près.
My best guess: "I am that .. close up"??
Both wordreference and linguee.fr say that "près de" is an adverb meaning "close up". But I have no idea what "I am that, close up" means. Is the person sending this text saying that they are eye candy at the gym, close up? (And if so, Close up to what/who??)
Question: What does this sentence mean? I cannot understand it.
- C'en est!
Best guess: This is [some sexual harassement]!
Is the "en" replacing "du harcèlement sexual", with "du" being the partitive article?
Question: Is my guess of what "en" means correct?