"We are going to leave now."
Translation:Wir werden jetzt gehen.
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Why is this future tense, if it is "now"? In English, this is poorly thought out communication. The only time I can imagine its use might be where "now" is implying some conditon has set into motion your decision to leave. "Now" in this case is a substitution for "because of circumstances". For example; I no longer swim in a local river, because of pollution. I could say, "I will not swim in the river now" This in no way relates to "now" being the present. Can jetzt be used in this same way?