Meaning of FEW in English
BAD : With the few money he had been given, he bought an apple and some cheese.
GOOD : With the little money he had been given, he bought an apple and some cheese.
Few is used with plural countable nouns: 'very few cars'.
Little is used with uncountable nouns: 'very little traffic'.
Compare: 'He had very little money, just a few coins.'
BAD : Few minutes later the sales manager arrived.
GOOD : A few minutes later the sales manager arrived.
a few = not many: 'I saw her just a few days ago.'
few = hardly any: 'Few people die of smallpox nowadays.'
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012