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  • Bring is a verb that means to carry something toward the speaker
  • Take is a verb that means to carry something away from the speaker or to a place where the speaker is not located.

For example:

  • Don’t forget to bring some snacks to the party!
    • I am hosting the party and I want you to bring snacks to my house. The snacks are headed toward me.
  • I mustn’t forget to take some stacks to Mark’s party, thought Misa.
    • Misa is Mark’s friend.  The snacks will go away from where she is. 

While this is the most common use of these phrases, even native speakers mix them up! It’s a very common question!