The purpose of this study was to investigate how proficient Chinese learners of Japanese processed auditory-presented verb phrases which consist of Kanji-words via a phrase-acceptability judgment task. The orthographic and phonological similarities between Chinese and Japanese are the independent variables, and the reaction times from the auditory phrase-acceptability judgment task were the dependent variables. The result shows that the main effect (promotion effect) was observed only in the orthographic similar words. While the effect of phonological similarities was not observed in the word process in accordance with Fei and Matsumi (2012) findings. In the case of auditory presentation, when processing Japanese verb phrase, it is possible to handle the verb phrase as a unit but not as a single treatment with word phoneme information.