Hello everyone! I came across a funny russian phrase "к чёрту" in my книги на русский язык. The context is as follows: А: У мегня сейчас эгзамен. В: ну ни пуха ни пера! А: к чёрту! According to the book the phrase in this context means literally 'to devil' but its true meaning is 'thanks'. I looked it up in a dictionary (PONS) and it lists several possible meanings of the phrase. One of the meanings listed are: 'curse it' and 'f-word you'. None of them is 'thanks'. Is it really possible that depending of the context the word means 'f**k you' or 'thanks' ? The idea seems presposterous and I suspect that one of the sources must be wrong (or maybe not). The question is which? PS As my command of Russian is not very good (yet) I would prefer answers in English, Polish or very very simple Russian Спосибо!