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This is the conversation in the book "Revolution 2020"

Hey How are you?

I am little low. she said

what is the meaning of little low. it means she is unhappy ?

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Yes, that is what it means. :) Have you seen our sister site, English Language Learners? It is helpful for basic questions such as this one. Please take the tour to see if it might be a better fit. Thanks. –  medica Jul 2 at 8:02
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“I am little low” does not make sense in English. Not does the punctuation you have used. If you are quoting from a book, please make sure that you quote it exactly. –  Janus Bahs Jacquet Jul 2 at 10:41
    
little, low. As your extract stands, it's not grammatical. If you have mistyped it, please correct it. Little and low have their usual meenings as I have linked to above. –  Matt Эллен Jul 2 at 12:17
    
The book he is referring to is written by a B grade author called Chetan Bhagat. He has not made any typos. The books by CB are shit. –  Wildling Jul 2 at 20:23

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"Little low" might not directly translate to "unhappy". It could mean things like a weaker state of mind, bad energy level leading to a low resolve to do things, low self esteem, or any combination of the aforementioned characteristics. A person not "up to his/her game" could say that he/she is a "little low". That phrase can have any number of uses. 1. A programmer at work and down with cold could say that. He probably means that he cannot function at a 100%. 2. A chess player out of practice could say that before a game. He means that he might not play as well as he normally does. 3. Some one who has lost a sibling could say that. In which case they are probably just referring to their state of mind.

So, as you see, there can be a myriad of ways of interpreting that phrase. You have to judge the context appropriately.

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The answer is probably a bit easier than you have implied. Every word must be assessed in its context. It does not mean answers are not possible. A little low can quite readily be understood as a little sad, a little down, down in the dumps, etc. If you need more context to answer the question, it is easy enough to ask the OP for more context. –  medica Jul 2 at 8:23
    
I concur. But can't we answer someone's question by teaching them the right way to ask the question itself. That is what I was going for. If the OP knew how important "context" was, I suspect he/she might have already provided it. Thus, I felt it would be a good idea to first introduce the idea of a context through examples and then point to necessity of it. The OP is now equipped to answer his own question. Although I think the answer is better off left as a comment to the question. –  Wildling Jul 2 at 9:23

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