Llevar and traer are very similar words, in that both refer to moving objects from one location to another. However, there is a difference. Keep reading for more info and a couple of helpful examples!
"LLEVAR" - Rules, Uses & Examples
Llevar means "to take", such as when an object is being taken (generally by you) to a place other than where you are.
- Le voy a llevar el libro.
I'm going to take the book to him. (I have the book, and I'm going to take it elsewhere to give to someone else)
- Llevo a mi novio a la fiesta.
I'm taking my boyfriend to the party. (My boyfriend is here, and I'm taking him with me to the party.)
- Te van a llevar las cervezas.
They're going to take the beers to you. (They're here right now, but they are going to take the beers to you.)
"TRAER" - Rules, Uses & Examples
Traer means "to bring", such as when an object is being transported to the place where you are. He's bringing me the keys.
- Me va a traer el libro.
He's going to bring the book to me. (He has the book, and he's going to bring it to wherever I am.)
- Mi novio trae unos amigos a la fiesta.
My boyfriend is bringing some friends to the party. (My boyfriend is bringing some friends with him to the party that I'm already at.)
- Trajeron las cervezas.
They brought the beers. (The brought the beers with them to wherever we were at the time.)