What are the Wesen terms for "normal" people, and normal people who know about the Wesen?

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Kehrseite seems to be their word for normal humans, and Kehrseite-Schlich-Kennen is their word for people who know about wesen. I remembered them saying something in The Good Shepard, but it took me awhile to find the spelling. Turns out it was right there on the wiki: http://grimm.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Human. Oh well.

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    Nice catch, I missed that. In addition to the very literal translation on the wiki, Kehrseite-Schlich-Kennen would probably translate into English as "opposite who knows the trick" (as in a disguise or ruse).
    – KutuluMike
    Mar 25, 2013 at 19:41
  • @KutuluMike: Well, it sounds more like "downside-to-know-trick" than the relatively well-phrased interpretation you offered. Jan 15, 2018 at 20:22

First of all, as a German native speaker I have to say that the writers of Grimm haven't consulted a single German speaker or dictionary for that matter. Words are thrown together randomly, don't make sense or don't even exist. Having said that, I love the show. Now, "Kehrseite" has been used to define "normal humans" (though in fact it means "Butt/ Rear end" and "Kehrseite-Schlich-Kennen" is complete gibberish).

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