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From Middle High German iez, ieze, iezū, iezō, iezuo, from Old High German iozuo (straightaway, at once; further), equivalent to je +‎ zu. Compare English yet.


  • IPA(key): /jɛtst/ (official standard)
  • IPA(key): /jɛts/ (usually before a consonant; colloquially in all positions)
  • (Germany)
  • (Austria)



  1. now (at the moment, in the present)
    Ich bin jetzt da. – I’m here now.
    Jetzt gibt es sowas gar nicht mehr.
    Such things don’t exist anymore now.
  2. now, then (expressing a logical or temporal consequence)
    Wir haben abgewaschen, jetzt müssen wir noch abtrocknen.
    We've washed up, now we must dry [the dishes].
    Was bedeuten jetzt die geschilderten Entwicklungen für unser Land?
    Now what do the aforementioned developments mean for our country?
  3. now (unstressed and expletive, used for minor emphasis)
    Was soll das jetzt heißen?
    What's that supposed to mean now?


  • (expressing a consequence): nun
  • (used for minor emphasis): nun