It is easy to confuse “few” and “a few.” When you add “a” it makes a big difference.
“Few” means “not many”:
Few people are travelling to Fukushima these days. (Not many people…)
Few original movies come from Hollywood anymore, everything is a remake, or part 2. (Not many original movies…)
“A few” is like “some”:
There are a few foreigners working in my company, most of them are American. (some foreigners…)
I ate a few gyoza yesterday and now I feel sick. (some gyoza…)
If you have a few English questions let me know and I will try to answer them!