a few -
いしゃ：たばこは、いちにち なんぼんぐらい すいますか。
Doctor: How many sticks of tobacco do you smoke in a day?
Patient: A few sticks.
five (used when counting things in general)
to be full ; a lot
the number of patients you are in charge of
how old (for asking about age)
many ; frequent ; often ; a lot of ; a large amount