"La salo ne estas malbona."
Translation:The salt is not bad.
The optimal amount is about 1.5 g per day, that is much less than most people eat.
It's pretty damn rare for anyone eating suffecient calories to eat too little salt given that salt is in almost everything. It's extremly common for people to have enough salt that it contributes significantly to high blood pressure.
It says a lot about the rest of the meal.
Gxi multe diras pri de la resto de la mangxo (?)
In English, "not bad" is not the same as "good". Mediocre is neither bad nor good.
Except in Australian English, where anything positive is formed by negating its negative form… :)
Yea, good-bad isn't a dichotomy, it's a spectrum. When saying something is 'not good' is understood as 'bad' saying something is 'not bad' can be understood as either quite good or neither.
'is not not good'..... smh. it's examples like this where I can't help but think that constructions like 'malbona' or 'malbela' are just... stupid. logical, yeah. but natural? hardly? While 'ugly' IS technically an opposite of 'beautiful', when it comes to opposites, humans are quick to want to separate their likeness, ie. make them appear very distinctly different in expression because of how distinctly different they are in concept.