Hi, Barb D
Yes I was giving directions. Are they correct?
Are these words synonyms:thoughtful-considerate-kind-generous-gentle-friendly?
In the movie Dorian Gray when he looks at his picture he says that`s really hollow!
What does it mean?
Once I realized that you feel you are starting to learn a foreign language when you focus on synonyms. It is quite interesting to see you can say the same stuff in different ways in a certain language.
However, by reading many posts here at UsingEnglish, by studying some linguistics, and by reflecting a little bit on language, I came to know that there are really few , if any, true synonyms in a given language. The words carry some specific content one is able to grasp only through a continuous use of the language, dictionaries can't really exactly define words - of course considering the natural limitations, they do a great job.
PS Not a native speaker (nor Barb_D)