How do you spell Asia in Chinese?

Chinese, unlike Western languages like English, French, and German, does not have an alphabet. Instead, it has something known as a "character system" that is composed of thousands of different symbols (known as characters) that each have a different pronunciation. So, rather than spelling, Chinese write characters. The Chinese word for "Asia" is 亞洲. This is pronounced "ya3zhou1" in Hanyu Pinyin and "yeajou" in Gwoyeu Romatzyh.