how to say a few days?

AshlynA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

how to say a few days?

i understand unos cuantos and unas cuantas mean a few

but i found out the translation of a few days is algunos días and not unos cuantos días.

What is the reason behind it?

Thanks

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ashlyn

Algunos and unos cuantos are similar quantifiers in Spanish.

Algunos/algunas is more used generally to say "some" and unos cuantos/unas cuantas is expressing "a few" - it's the same difference as in English. 

 

I have some tissues here. 

Tengo algunos pañuelos aquí.

I have a few tissues here.

Tengo unos cuantos pañuelos aquí.

 

Have a look here for algún, alguna, algunos, algunas.

Saludos

 

how to say a few days?

i understand unos cuantos and unas cuantas mean a few

but i found out the translation of a few days is algunos días and not unos cuantos días.

What is the reason behind it?

Thanks

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