This study compared examples of compound verbs in ‘Winter Sonata(겨울연가)’ (The script of Korean KBS2 TV Drama Winter Sonata) and ‘冬のソナタ’ its translation into Japanese to investigate examples of the types of expressions in Korea and Japan and their diversity. As a result, the following meaningful results were obtained.
1. As a result of the investigation of compound verbs in Korea and Japan, classifying them into lexical compound verbs, grammatical compound verbs, and integrated compound verbs, most were grammatical compound verbs in both languages.
2. As for the intersectional translation of “single verbs to compound verbs” in Korea and Japan, there were many more examples and types in Japanese than in Korean.
3. The types of intersections of single verbs to compound verbs could be classified into seven types as follows: (a)Mimetic word+single verb (b)Adverb/adjective -(게/로/히) +single verb (c)Affix+single verb (d)Sino-Korean word+(하다/시키다) (e)Auxiliary verb -(어/여)+single verb (f)-(을/으로/에)+single verb; and (g)collocation and single verb (-나다/-지다)
4. In the examples of Korean single verbs compared to Japanese compound verbs, there were a lot of examples of grammatical compound verbs while, compared to Korean compound verbs, in the types of Japanese single verbs, mostly, there were a lot of lexical compound verbs. The kinds of their types were simple, and there was a smaller number of examples