Little, A little, Few, A few

A little and a few are quantifiers that mean "some".

Little and few have negative meanings. We use them to mean "not as much as we wished for or expected"

- A little and A few with a noun -

 

We use a little with uncountable nouns and a few with plural countable nouns

 

  • I try to save a little money every month. - some, a small amount
  • I want to spend a few days in Hokkaido this summer.

 

- Little and few with a noun -

 

We use little with uncountable nouns.  We use few with plural countable nouns.

  • I have very little money to spend on eating out. 
  • There are few cities in Japan that have public rubbish cans.

I hope this helps you all out!

 

Mahalo!

 

Scott