I am just beginning to learn Russian and I've started translating an online book after memorizing the sounds of the Russian alphabet. I'm a tactile learner who is really fond of mathematics, so memorizing symbols is no problem as I frequently use Greek letters and others in equations etc. What is really difficult, however, is learning the rules of how these "symbols" fit together to create a language. I do not know any second spoken languages and obviously my first and only fluent such language is English.
My question is, how do I translate the following phrase?
It can be found in the very beginning on this web page. I believe I can translate the first line,
"Что там, Бертран?"
as "You there, Bertrand?"
Corrections and suggestions would be most helpful. And also, I apologize if this might be viewed as too broad a post, so hopefully I do not receive too many down votes. As I said, I am a beginner and while I have a good sense of what is acceptable on the Stack Exchange forum for mathematics, I have little idea what might be here.
Thank you for your time,