A little and a few are quantifiers. We usually use them to talk about a small number or amount.
A little is used before uncountable nouns.
- · She saves a little money every week.
- · I have coffee with a little sugar.
A few is used before plural countable nouns.
- · They spent a few days in Paris.
- · He likes a few songs by Shakira.
We can use a little and a few without a noun, when it is clear what we are talking about.
- · Did you have any money?
o Yes, a little.
- · Did you have any friends at school?
o Yes, a few.