unos cuantos
unos cuantos
phrase
1. (used as an adjective) 
a. some 
¿Me das unos cuantos caramelos de los tuyos?Can I have some of your candies?
b. a few 
Unos cuantos niños jugaban a la pelota en el patio de recreo.A few kids were playing ball in the playground.
2. (used as a pronoun) 
a. some 
¿De quién son todos estos pantalones? - Unos cuantos son míos, y el resto, de mi hermano.Whose are all these pants? - Some are mine, and the rest are my brother's.
b. a few 
Había muchos manifestantes, la mayoría pacíficos. Solo unos pocos provocaron incidentes.There were many demonstrators, most of them peaceful. Only a few stirred up some trouble.
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