Some in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

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I.some [Brit sʌm, s(ə)m, Am səm] DET ADJ When some is used as an adjective to mean an unspecified amount of something, it is translated by du, de l' before vowel or mute h, de la or des according to the gender and number of the noun that follows: I'd like some bread = je voudrais du pain; have some water = prenez de l'eau; we've bought some beer = nous avons acheté de la bière; they've bought some peaches = ils ont acheté des pêches.
But note that where some is followed by an adjective preceding a plural noun, de alone is used in all cases: some pretty dresses = de jolies robes.
For particular usages see I. below.
When some is used as a pronoun it is translated by en which is placed before the verb in French: would you like some? = est-ce que vous en voulez?; I've got some = j'en ai.
For particular usages see II. below.

4. some (a little, a slight):

II.some [Brit sʌm, s(ə)m, Am səm] PRON

III.some [Brit sʌm, s(ə)m, Am səm] ADV

IV.some [Brit sʌm, s(ə)m, Am səm]

an. → anno

See also many, lot2, lot1, little2, little1, job lot, few

I.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni] ADJ

II.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni] PRON

III.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni] NOUN

IV.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni]

lot2 [Brit lɒt, Am lɑt] NOUN

I.lot1 [Brit lɒt, Am lɑt] PRON

1. lot:

a lot (a great deal)

II.lot1 [Brit lɒt, Am lɑt] NOUN

1. lot (great deal):

a lot
thanks a lot inf!

little2 [Brit ˈlɪt(ə)l, Am ˈlɪdl] ADJ

I.little1 <comp less, superl least> [ˈlɪtl] ADJ When little is used as an adjective ( little hope, little damage) it is translated by peu de: peu d'espoir, peu de dégâts.
For examples and particular usages see I. below.
When a little is used as a pronoun ( give me a little) it is translated by un peu: donne m'en-un peu.
When little is used alone as a pronoun ( there's little I can do) it is very often translated by pas grand-chose: je ne peux pas faire grand-chose.
For examples of these and other uses of little as a pronoun ( to do as little as possible etc.) see II. below.
For uses of little and a little as adverbs see the entry below.
Note that less, and least are treated as separate entries in the dictionary.

II.little1 <comp less, superl least> [ˈlɪtl] PRON

III.little1 <comp less, superl least> [ˈlɪtl] ADV

IV.a little (bit) ADV (slightly)

job lot [Brit, Am ˈdʒɑb ˈˌlɑt] NOUN

I.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju] ADJ When few is used as an adjective to indicate the smallness or insufficiency of a given number or quantity ( few houses, few shops, few people) it is translated by peu de: peu de maisons, peu de magasins, peu de gens. Equally the few is translated by le peu de: the few people who knew her le peu de gens qui la connaissaient. For examples and particular usages see I. 1. in the entry.
When few is used as an adjective in certain expressions to mean several, translations vary according to the expression: see I. 2. in the entry.
When a few is used as an adjective( a few books), it can often be translated by quelques: quelques livres; however, for expressions such as quite a few books, a good few books, see II. in the entry.
For translations of few used as a pronoun ( few of us succeeded, I only need a few) see II. and III. in the entry.
For translations of the few used as a noun ( the few who voted for him) see IV. in the entry.

1. few (not many):

III.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju] PRON

2. few (some):

IV.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju] NOUN

V.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju]

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a [ə] indef art (+ consonant) (single, not specified)

A, a [eɪ] <-'s [or -s]> NOUN

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