In Spanish, to express "a few" we can use "unos cuantos/unas cuantas".
This is always used in the plural form, as it always refers to more than one [something]. It can refer to things or people.
Let's see some examples:
He visto a Javier con unos cuantos amigos en el parque.I saw Javier with a few friends in the park.
Voy a salir tarde porque tengo que hacer unas cuantas llamadas urgentes.I am going to leave late because I need to make a few urgent calls.
Ha ahorrado unos cuantos euros para salir de copas este sábado.She has saved a few euros to go out drinking this Saturday.
Había unas cuantas personas esperando el autobús.There were a few people waiting for the bus.
Notice how unos cuantos and unas cuantas need to agree with the noun they refer to.
See also Difference between "poco" and "un poco"
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